Georgia will begin a second recount on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s campaign requested another recount over the weekend.
“Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia.” The Trump campaign said in a statement on Saturday. “We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted.”
“President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards.” The statement continued. “Without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted. If there is no signature matching, this would be as phony as the initial vote count and recount. Let’s stop giving the People false results. There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it is coming soon.”
The first recount unveiled two errors in the initial voting count, which added an additional 1,000 votes to President Trump’s count. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is still ahead in the state by over 12,000 votes. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in an interview on Fox News that he believed a second recount would not change the election results.
“When we did the first audit, we found mistakes in three counties and that added over 1,000 votes for President Trump …” Raffensperger said. “That has all been accounted for, and so I think this one will be very close to what we just have now. I don’t see much difference whatsoever.”