Unlike Wisconsin, where the Trump campaign had to pay $ 3 million for a partial recount in two heavily Democratic counties, taxpayers have to pay the cost of a recount in Georgia.
The requested recount follows a statewide audit of Georgia’s results last week that confirmed Biden’s victory.
That audit, which verified the accuracy of the machine tally, saw Biden ahead of just under 12,300 votes in the state. During the verification process, four counties – Floyd, Fayette, Douglas and Walton – found ballots that were not originally reported, either because they had never been counted initially or because they had not been downloaded correctly. Those counties all re-uploaded their results, which reduced Biden’s margin by around 1,400 votes, not enough to jeopardize his lead.
The recount requested on Saturday is unlikely to change the result as it would involve an automatic recount of the results – and the audit confirmed the accuracy of the machine’s counters.
In a statement, Jaclyn Rothenberg, Georgia communications director for the Biden campaign, said: “Last week’s recount reaffirmed what we already knew: Georgian voters chose Joe Biden to be their next president. .. Any further recount will simply reaffirm Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia for a third time. “