Unlike Wisconsin, where the Trump campaign had to pay $ 3 million for a partial recount in two heavily Democratic counties, taxpayers will have to pay the cost of a Georgia recount.
The requested recount follows a statewide review of results in Georgia last week that confirmed Biden’s victory.
In this test, which checked the accuracy of the machine count, Biden was ahead with just under 12,300 votes in the state. During the review process, four counties – Floyd, Fayette, Douglas, and Walton – found ballot papers that were not originally reported, either because they were never originally counted or were not uploaded correctly. These districts have all re-uploaded their results, reducing Biden’s lead by around 1,400 votes, which was not enough to jeopardize his lead.
The recount requested on Saturday would likely not change the result as it would involve a machine review of the results – and the audit confirmed the accuracy of the machine counters.
In a statement, Jaclyn Rothenberg, Georgia director of communications for the Biden campaign, said: “Last week’s recount confirmed what we already knew: Georgia voters chose Joe Biden as their next president … Any further recount will be easy confirm Joe Biden’s victory a third time in Georgia. “