Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins calls on the state to conduct a manual recount of the 2020 election. This comes following how the two candidates were roughly 0.2% apart as counting continued on Tuesday morning.
Fox News explained that the state will head toward a recount a week after Election Day. The Trump campaign makes accusations about voter fraud. Meanwhile, “Collins is hoping a thorough audit will bring any irregularities to light.”
Collins mentioned three requests that he would like to see Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accomplish during the recount.
“First, there must be a full comparison of absentee ballots cast and in-person and provisional ballots cast throughout the state,” Collins said in a statement that was released by the Trump campaign.
“Second, there must be a check for felons and other ineligible persons who may have cast a ballot. Third, and most importantly, the Secretary of State should announce a full hand-count of every ballot cast in each and every county due to widespread allegations of voter irregularities, issues with voting machines, and poll watcher access.”
In the event that Raffensperger does not willingly agree to these demands, the campaign will file a court petition seeking an order from a judge, Collins said, as reported by Fox News.