Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensperger holds a press conference on the status of ballot counting on November 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The secretary of state of Georgia on Friday certified the results of its presidential election race, confirming that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump.
The certification was expected after hand ballot recount on Thursday confirmed the victory of Biden, the Democratic former vice president.
Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede that Biden defeated him in the national popular vote total, and that Biden has secured enough votes in the Electoral College to win the White House.
Trump’s campaign has until the close of business on Tuesday to seek a machine recount of the ballots cast in the Peach State.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally in the parking lot of Cellairis Ampitheatre on October 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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