Georgia officially certifies US President-elect Biden as winner

21 November 2020, Washington

US President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia has been officially certified by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, BBC reported.

It comes as legal efforts by Donald Trump’s allies to challenge his defeat were dismissed in three other states.

The Democrat defeated his Republican rival Donald Trump in Georgia by 12,670 votes, according to the audit required by state law.

Raffensperger on Friday said he was disappointed that his party lost but that “numbers don’t lie”.

Biden is set to take charge in January as the 46th US president.

Biden’s victory margin in the public vote overall stands at more than 5.9 million.

His victory in the US Electoral College system, which determines who becomes president, is projected to be 306 to 232 – far above the 270 he needs.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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