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Presidential election update: Biden officially takes Georgia as GOP Senators begin to scold Donald Trump


This news story was published on November 20, 2020.
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President Donald Trump

ATLANTA – In a series of blows to out-going President Donald Trump in his sputtering attempts to remain in office, President-elect Biden has officially won the critical state of Georgia as GOP Senators begin to scold Trump for his antics amidst more legal losses.

Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the results of the Risk Limiting Audit of Georgia’s presidential contest, which upheld and reaffirmed the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast. Due to the tight margin of the race and the principles of risk-limiting audits, this audit was a full manual tally of all votes cast. The audit confirmed that the original machine count accurately portrayed the winner of the election. The results of the audit can be viewed HERE , HERE , and HERE .

“Georgia’s historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state’s new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time.”

“Georgia’s first statewide audit successfully confirmed the winner of the chosen contest and should give voters increased confidence in the results,” said Ben Adida, Executive Director of VotingWorks. “We were proud to work with Georgia on this historic audit. The difference between the reported results and the full manual tally is well within the expected error rate of hand-counting ballots, and the audit was a success.”

By law, Georgia was required to conduct a Risk Limiting Audit of a statewide race following the November elections. Understanding the importance of clear and reliable results for such an important contest, Secretary Raffensperger selected the presidential race in Georgia for the audit. Meeting the confidence threshold required by law for the audit meant conducting a full manual tally of every ballot cast in Georgia.

The Risk Limiting Audit reaffirmed the outcome of the presidential race in Georgia as originally reported, with Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in the state.

The audit process also led to counties catching making mistakes they made in their original count by not uploading all memory cards. Those counties uploaded the memory cards and re-certified their results, leading to increased accuracy in the results the state will certify.

The differential of the audit results from the original machine counted results is well within the expected margin of human error that occurs when hand-counting ballots. A 2012 study by Rice University and Clemson University found that “hand counting of votes in postelection audit or recount procedures can result in error rates of up to 2 percent.” In Georgia’s recount, the highest error rate in any county recount was .73%. Most counties found no change in their finally tally. The majority of the remaining counties had changes of fewer than ten ballots.

Because the margin is still less than 0.5%, the President can request a recount after certification of the results. That recount will be conducted by rescanning all paper ballots.

Rudy Giuliani at press conference Thursday… struggled a bit.

Meanwhile, Trump’s legal team consisting mainly of Rudy Guiliani are holding wild pressure conferences and have filed numerous lawsuits that have provided them with little to no traction in court. However, the national Republican party held a press conference Thursday in which a lawyer for the organization claimed Trump won in a “landslide” and they would continue to attempt to prove it – while offering no proof whatsoever of their claim.

As the Trump team spins its wheels in court, and on social media spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories, Republican U.S. Senators are beginning to come forward and scold Donald Trump.

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska:

“Wild press conferences erode public trust. So no, obviously Rudy and his buddies should not pressure electors to ignore their certification obligations under the statute. We are a nation of laws, not tweets.”

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah:

Romney

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election. It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee:

“While the president has the right to legitimate legal challenges, responsible citizens cannot let the reckless actions by him and his legal team stand. Republicans have an obligation when the subject is of such importance to challenge demagoguery and patently false statements.”

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa:

Ernst

“I would say there does have to be proof… I haven’t seen proof yet… I haven’t seen it personally… present that information to a court of law.”

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

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36 Responses to Presidential election update: Biden officially takes Georgia as GOP Senators begin to scold Donald Trump

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Remember, the best and the brightest of the libs are neither – they are singularly unaccomplished jerks whose worth is approximately 1/1000th of their inflated self-worth. They’re going to crash and burn.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 22, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      Remember, the best and the brightest of the RIGHT WINGERS are neither – they are singularly unaccomplished jerks whose worth is approximately 1/1000th of their inflated self-worth. They’re CRASHING and BURNING as we speak.

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      November 22, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      List your top life accomplishments below, please. Latest bowel movements not included.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 23, 2020 at 7:37 am

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 23, 2020 at 10:07 am

          LMFAO! You’re a JOKE! You can claim anything you want to on the internet but that doesn’t make one bit of it true. Ahem, you ask what the owner of this site has done? He’s accomplished more than you’ve done!

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          November 23, 2020 at 11:51 am

          That’s a lot of job titles for one person (12?) … how many times were you fired or run off the job?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

    “President Trump has done many great things (biggest tax & regulation cuts in history, Space Force, rebuilding our military, fixing the V.A., the Wall), but perhaps the most important of all will be what he is doing now, exposing the massive corruption in our Electoral Process.”

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      November 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Did Newt Gingrich type this? You didn’t, the words have too many syllables.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 22, 2020 at 10:05 am

    The Media is just as corrupt as the Election itself!

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      November 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Old man shouting at his bathroom mirror says what, again?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 23, 2020 at 7:41 am

        You have nothing else to defend your stance other than trying to hurl insults. So typical of a small minded liberal.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 23, 2020 at 10:08 am

          So the media is corrupt for pointing out all of the moral and legal crimes tRump has committed. That’s all you have to complain about? Lucky you!

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          November 23, 2020 at 11:49 am

          What stance is that?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Than why are you reading this article, and replying to it it if you consider media fake news.

      Please tell us. This should be interesting to hear.

      I would assume if you thought the media were such fakes you would not be reading or responding to it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2020 at 11:05 am

    UPDATE ! The gov. recanted his previous certification and it is open again – not certified – as they are going to look at ALL the signatures this time – big wigs socialists have raised over a 100 million dollars to push thru their democrat socialist movement in the senate elections here in GA. Lots of CLOSET COMRADES HERE IN AMERICA – Green New DEAL! – would that be taking them to a wind farm and useing them for fuses ?

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      November 21, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Why are you here? I can delete this nonsense in a split second. There is zero veracity to your post. I’m leaving it up to scold you like red-headed step child. You re wasting everyone’s time with this.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 22, 2020 at 2:40 pm

        Just like any other bias and corrupt media source. This site is just as rotten as the globe. Maybe nit could hire the Skipper, make the transformation complete.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Trying to cheat, lie, and steal the way to the presidency again against the will of the majority of Americans. Face it, child, you and tRump ARE IN THE MINORITY and we will not allow you or tRump to force a second term. The law will prevail.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 22, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      It must be very sad to be you! Believing everything your cult leader says like it is the gospel, not having the ability to think for yourself. You are grasping at straws for a cult leader that doesn’t give a crap about you. You do not know the difference between reality & fantasy.
      Sad sad sad

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 21, 2020 at 10:30 am

    The proof of election fraud is growing each day. From questionable election software to affidavits of voting irregularities to state officials not allowing GOP observers to watch the ballots being counted, Trump lawyers have assembled a massive amount of evidence.

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      November 21, 2020 at 11:12 am

      “The proof of election fraud is growing each day.”

      Show it, or take a bath. We’re waiting.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 22, 2020 at 10:04 am

        Where is your proof it isn’t? Nice way to run a non political platform. Did you learn that at Iowa?

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          November 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm

          Let’s dissect your very profound and intelligent response:

          “Where is your proof it isn’t?”

          – not how it works, Opey. You made the allegation that there is voter fraud. Therefore, it is incumbent upon you, Oh Omnicient One, to prove your claim. You got an army out there trying to prove it for you, and you can’t even use your copy and paste superpower to bring me one shred of evidence. Run your bath water, you’re stinky.

          “Nice way to run a non political platform.”

          – Thanks for the compliment. I know how much you love it because you comment here all day and all night long, and we love you, too.

          “Did you learn that at Iowa?”

          – I learned a lot of things at Iowa, some of which I can’t talk about here, lol.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 22, 2020 at 4:37 pm

          “Where is your proof it isn’t”. The most extraordinarily stupid comment I have ever read. How does a person even respond?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 22, 2020 at 5:53 pm

          Typical Trumpie response. If I don’t have an answer and I don’t have proof, then I will turn it around and demand proof that his assertion is false. Never had seen anything like it until Trump became President.

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            Anonymous

            November 23, 2020 at 7:39 am

            Way to tough for a liberal to understand!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 20, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Two more months and then we get to Lock Him Up!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      Biden or Trump?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 20, 2020 at 6:13 pm

        The sheer stupidity of trumpzis is astounding. That explains the bootlicker mentality.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 20, 2020 at 7:29 pm

          what will Biden bring us?

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            Anonymous

            November 20, 2020 at 9:01 pm

            A President that is not a cult leader, not a Narcosis, not a bully, not a pussy, not a cry baby, not asshole, not a idiot, not a danger to our democracy, not a danger to our troops, not a self center blow hard….shall I go on??

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            Anonymous

            November 21, 2020 at 10:31 am

            If Biden becomes President, Americans will see higher taxes, open borders, horrible trade deals, more overseas military engagements, an assault on our fossil fuel industry, and the embrace of the most radical legislation in American history, the Green New Deal.

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            Anonymous

            November 21, 2020 at 6:32 pm

            I will bet you $100 on each one of those horrible things you say will happen during Biden’s term at President.

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            Schlick Nick

            November 23, 2020 at 10:52 pm

            Let’s not forget higher gas prices, higher prescription prices, and infringements on our second amendment.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 20, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Republican mouth numbness is stating to break free, and speak truths. It’s about damn time!!!

    We the people have spoken, and we refuse to allow anyone to try and coup our votes, not his base or anyone else.

    The President lost by a fair election. The people have spoken. YOU’RE FIRED!!!

    It’s time for President and Vice President elect to go to court to get the tradition going. Their patience has been remarkable. It’s time to use the courts.