Trump campaign asks for another Georgia recount

A second try would be by machine and would not address the president's concerns about matching signatures with ballots for people who voted by mail.

11/22/2020 6:01:00 PM

President Trump's campaign said Saturday it is seeking a second recount of presidential election votes in Georgia after the first one did not turn out in his favor.

A second try would be by machine and would not address the president's concerns about matching signatures with ballots for people who voted by mail.

, had been automatically triggered by a new state law.Campaigns can request an additional machine recount if a vote margin is within 0.5 percent. The final certified results had Joe Biden at 49.51 percent compared to Trump at 49.25 percent for a margin of 0.26 percent.

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"Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia," the campaign said in a statement."We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted."

Unlike in Wisconsin – where the Trump campaign had to pay $7.9 million upfront to cover the statewide cost – the bill for recounts in Georgia is footed by taxpayer-funded local jurisdictions.State officials have not provided a total cost estimate, but Fulton County, Georgia’s most populous, estimates a recount could cost around $200,000.

Jaclyn Rothenberg, communications director for President-elect Joe Biden's Georgia campaign said in a statement Saturday night,"Last week's recount reaffirmed what we already knew: Georgia voters selected Joe Biden to be their next president."

'There is no reason to believe there are widespread errors or fraud and the Trump campaign has no evidence to back up their baseless claims," she said."With regards to signature matching, both parties were aware of the rules set forth months before the election and all signatures have already been matched. Any further recount will simply reaffirm Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia a third time.”

Campaign-requested recounts involve rescanning paper ballots, which would not address Trump’s call to “include signature matching.” The statewide audit did not verify signatures because once outer envelope signatures are verified before votes are originally tallied, they are separated from the ballots inside to maintain voter secrecy.

On Friday, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said he heard from Georgians concerned over the inability to match signatures during the hand recount audit of five million ballots.“The Georgians I have heard from are extremely concerned about this, so I encourage Secretary Raffensperger to consider addressing these concerns,” he said. “It seems simple enough to conduct a sample audit of signatures on the absentee ballot envelopes and compare those to the signatures on applications and on file at the Secretary of State’s Office.”

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has not said whether his office is considering such a plan.Georgia election official Gabe Sterling, in a news conference earlier this week, seemed to plead for Trump's election challenges to end:"Look, you've already got a hand recount. Nothing changed. Let's not do that."

Jester reported from Atlanta and Romero from San Diego.Julia JesterJulia Jester is a 2020 campaign embed for NBC News. Read more: NBC News »

Georgia Republican officials reject Trump's calls to overturn election results

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, both Republicans, on Monday rebuffed President Donald Trump's calls to overturn the state's election results more than a week after they certified Joe Biden as the winner.

Georgia should just say no!! 1 recount is enough! Oh I’m sure the Republican Sec of State really wants to repeat the process NOT Charge him one Billion. Trump is only stalling. He's gonna get the same results as before. He's wasting taxpayers money with this game he's playing. He needs to just accept that he lost and move on. He's keeping president Biden from being able to have access to what he needs to complete his job.

MSNBC finally called this what it is-a coup. The longer this continues without resistance from our reps in Congress the worse this will get. Their positions mean nothing without democracy. If Democrats, or people of color, were doing this they’d already be labeled as traitors! Need to stop playing this game it’s hurting our country!

If this potus isn’t the most desperate non descript azz hole, the peoples tax money should not have to pay for this foolishness, their are to many people suffering now,if anyone should use tax money it should be those in need,if he is so wealthy let him pay for his on recount! Trump sells his name world wide like the Trump towers and he cannot afford to lose. Maybe the Republican senaters also are profeting from this and others. maybe this is why he cannot afford to lose.

Will we ever rid ourselves of this orange plague, Fox News & all his minions? Is there a vaccine for him too. Can we add some kind of moral bleach - externally use only. Even after he leaves, his toxins will be in our air. DT can count it a 100x and the result will still be the same - LOSER JUST LIKE HIS FAILED PRESIDENCY. realDonaldTrump GOP

This is going to cost the GOP a big lost in the Georgia senate race ...I'm loving it Rolling on the floor laughing Who’s going to pay for it? I will enjoy watching Trump lose Georgia for a third time! There have been two counts already, there now be a third count which is nothing more than a quick scan. The count won’t change. Biden will still have Georgia! Trump has earned his legacy of repeated attempts to over throw the democratic process of government! Its felony treason!

Oh for F$K'S SAKE!!!! 🙄 Just say no. He’s stalling until dec 14 when he plans to steal electoral college votes. All eyes need to be on this vote. Do not be distracted. Oh, come on! When do the counts end? even if it reverses he still lost! ridiculous! ConcedeAlready ConcedeTrump I didn't realize watching trump lose again and again and again would be so fulfilling 😂😂😂😂

I would make him pay for the third count this is so wrong. And there want be any other ballots that just turn up Lol. Pathetic loser. Time for joe to win georgia AGAIN What a big baby. Stall tactics! I would say no I think it was after they didn't verify the signature and just counted the same invalid ballots. On a serious note, why can write lies like this and they don't get flagged about election fraud like our Presidents? The biasism in twitter is very strong and evident!

Ahhhh.....no. Ridiculous. They’ve been counted twice and Biden won. Both times. GovKemp you should deny them ANOTHER recount it would benefit you. You don’t want to look like his clown in the clown show. Enough is enough! If it didn’t come out your way this time , it’s going to be the same way! I guess some people never get tired of losing.

So he can lose again Perhaps come back to kindergarten. We teach kids how to accept loss, congratulate the winner, and move on. Stop this madness EnoughIsEnough ConcedeNowTrump Make him pay 💰first.Trumptreasonseason Count, ok. It's ok. No, Recount, ok. It's ok. No, Recount, ok. It's ok. No Recount .........................

Biden won GA repeatedly and will do the same in PA. Just a waste of tax dollars. Recounts almost never change outcomes, especially when won by thousands!! Trump wants to lose Georgia a third time. States don't typically certify until December sore magats get over it. To verify signatures of all those mail in ballots

The definition of insanity. Counting ballots over and over and expecting a different outcome. Democrats cheated. They can only hide it for so long. Somebody stop this nonsense!!!! Trump, Try to at least, act as a mature man, who's IQ is larger, than his shoe size! Isn't it time someone stood up to manbaby and say enough is enough

Set up another lawsuit against him for unending bs Hang it up, Trump lost May 17, 2021: Trump campaign seeks a thirty-first recount of presidential election votes in Georgia after the previous thirty did not turn out in his favor.... If you move the goal posts enough they’ll eventually just fall over. 😕

He keeps asking for recounts, he wants them to change the votes to reflect him as the winner. This is blatant tampering, the fact they haven't ended this nonsense shows how weak they r. I'm with those who started a lawsuit, I won't have my vote tampered with. Biden won, concede When will it end? Trump thinks this is all one of those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books... (that he’s heard great things about, but hasn’t actually read) TRUMP LOST 👇🏻

I’m almost certain that Georgia attempted to suppress votes and/or inflate Republican votes using data from a purged listing...possibly, and it should have gone in Trump’s favor. That failure is the driving question behind the request for a 2nd recount. Listen to them closely. 🤮 They’re addicted to losing 😂

He’s destroying our democracy and pride of this country’s elections process. Ask of one recount, okay. Then move on.... GovKemp Will this make any difference 😂 Don’t allow it. Omg, he is absolutely psycho!!! realDonaldTrump seeing you lose over and over So, keeping tRump at the center of the political narrative in a state that flipped sounds like such a good idea. Nevertheless, please proceed.

Trump try to buy time so he won’t go to the jail after he is out to office. I can clearly picture it 'Sir, the Georgia recount has come back unsuccessful.' 'THEN MAKE THEM COUNT AGAIN!!' 🤣😂😂😂😂 Why? He lost! He has to get that This has NO legitimacy....it is nothing more than stalling and harassment.......that's it......and it must stop now.....the GOP Senators better get their shit together.....

🤦🏾‍♀️ he is an absolute disgrace. I am warning any loving parent not to watch or allw their children consume news from ABC CNN MSNBC Their journalists are no journalist. they just report what they are fed. Wait until they get your issue that is when you get to know how fake they are. They’re pretty desperate now. What’s the end game?

This madness needs to stop. 911 Tell Trump to kiss our asses. PACKYOURBAGS FAMILYOFGRIFTERS Keep counting it’s not going to change and continue to fire 🔥 up to democratic base in Georgia- kiss your senate seats goodbye. Oh but I forgot- it’s really only about you realDonaldTrump assholesliveforever TrumpIsANationalDisgrace 25thAmendmentNow

Democrats will find themselves losing this election if they keep quiet about gop brazen attempts to hijack democracy.The reason trump and his allies are doing this because so far no real push back just weak statements here and there.These are not mischiefs ,this is serious stuff Audacity and impudence

So could it be that Trump is pissed at the Republicans and wants the Dems to win? Just keep wasting tax payer money Just another political act to avoid the inevitable. So now he plans to just keep counting until he wins? This is f’cking ridiculous. His minions are also losing interest Just say no! Trump, his family, and all that helped him subvert the government and the election, as well as break laws need to be properly investigated and if there is real evidence that laws were broken , the need to be Prosecuted... otherwise we make all the crap they pulled the new NORMAL.

Can someone please tell him to cut the crap? Because it’s all crap. And we the people are exhausted. We have had enough. Lionel Ritchie is singing, “He’s once, twice, three times a loser”. So ridiculous! 80 million people voted for new leadership. Let us (for fuck sake) move on! Why are we still placating this man/child? Freeze him out. Give him no more coverage. Or...is it that this vile tool makes the media oodles of MONEY. Always the bottom line.

REMINDER: Ropes that were found on or around Jesse Smollett and Bubba Wallace.. received more FBI and media scrutiny.. than a national election.. with unexplained voter turnout. This on top of the other draining of our nations resources & treasury is insult to injury. He is literally trying to disenfranchise MILLIONS of Americans & those who support it are idiots if they think he wouldnt do it to them too, if it served his malignant narcissism.

Are you kidding me,they have to recount a 3rd time?! Pathetic, Trump needs serious help,so, does all his puppets! It's disgusting how they spend their days kissing his ass,only to have him screw them over when it's all done! No! You had three..... To all voters in Georgia - he is taking away state tax money to soothe his ego - money that should be going towards the people who have lost their jobs and are suffering. Vote wisely in January.

For the first time in history, all the swing states Trump was winning in a historic landslide STOPPED COUNTING VOTES! Then, in the middle of the night - they magically found millions of 100% Biden votes. No way in hell 75 million patriots are ever going to accept this bullshit! And no you can’t count by 2sises

STALLING so on Dec. 14th when the Electoral College votes are suppose to be casted, he can point out they still are counting, so Georgia can’t cast their votes. Just dragging out the inevitable This is ridiculous Who got time to be recounting the same votes . These people going to be sick of seeing Biden’s name before he is even in office

This is a stall tactic just to keep JoeBiden from the briefings and transitional funding Watch and look Black people he’s only questioning the black vote not anything else. Get ready for 2024 you will need to vote again. You know what to do. Deny that !! Keep counting till Trump wins. You are allowed to take maximum 4 years to achieve the set target.

He’s punishing the state for flipping red. Nothing surprises me anymore with this gang.Their only goal is to promote uncertainty in our elections and stay in the headlines. It is mind boggling that so many are so easily led. Lemmings, following their mad dictator off the cliff. This will NOT help Perdue or Loeffler. If We are not trusted by the Republican Party then why would we trust any of them- especially these two secret stock trading minions.

Why can’t this be stopped For F sake. Just stop already. They have ZERO evidence of fraud. They’ve shown no evidence of fraud in court. It’s OVER. Thats crazy that taxpayers have to foot the cost of recounting for this fool thank God WI made him pay for recounting. So Biden can win again! Great!! When will Georgia just say no?

Trump is simply a sore loser and doesn’t have the integrity to gracefully concede! DemocratsUp Ahhh. He's stalling. I can't wait to wake up in the morning when Joe Biden is President. This is exausting. “It didn’t turn out in his favor”, how about it was conducted by law, nbc is disgusting and hopefully will collapse one day!

Enough with this bullshit!! Yes, let him prove what we already know; he is a three-time loser! Count LEGAL votes only Einstein said it so well. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” When is enough enough? ElectionResults2020 He can. He can request it. It's futile. Fruitless. But within his rights. Have we ever had someone lose an election 3 times.

Just one request, everytime a recount is done, the winner gets an extra 16 EV. Enough! So sad... Ridiculous! Idk why this is even possible. Tell him to f off and to do his job like a man for his time being President instead of waisting peoples time. WTF!! ENOUGH ALREADY. Phillipines news... Uhm.. Who has the georgia contract?

Much overused but appropriate cliche - The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. 🤦🏽‍♀️ 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 trumpspoiledchild 4xInsight Go trump 4xInsight Who knows? The ninth could seal the deal... Waste of resources that won't affect anything. There are more than a few impoverished children in Georgia. Use that money to feed or educate them.

So pathetic! So so small! So embarrassing... Good grief. This is getting ridiculous OK GOP enough of this toture JUST tell him like it is SO Yea sure he will degrade & smite you on TWITTER. Suck it up America has had been tweeted to for 4 years already with the TrumpVirus and COVID potus Does he realize that any further recounts he has to pay for them? Is he that stupid?

Chit on a recout i wanna see voter validation. 80 Million American People 🇺🇸 have spoken! Bye Trump!!! Who is paying for all these recounts? Tax payers or Don? NO, no, no, no, no, no. Stop this nonsense. So what happens after he loses Georgia for a third time? If there's really 'Voter Fraud' than why is Donald Trump already thinking about running as presidential candidate again in 2024? If there's really 'Voter Fraud' the same thing will happen in 2024...

Not tired of losing yet? This is getting ridiculous This is getting stupid Lol, it's like rewatching same movie and expecting a different ending. Biden should ask for a recount in Texas and Florida.. also is Trump REALLY that eager to lose again. Idiots 3 time loser. Democrats better have ALL HANDS ON DECK because we ALL KNOW how DIRTY, DESPERATE, LOW, and CORRUPT the GOP MAGA KAG Republicans RepublicanParty RNC Trump ARE !!! Make sure all eyes are on them. GOPCorruptionOverCountry GOPCorruption GeorgiaRecount

Ridiculous dotard. TELL THE NEWS LIKE IT REALLY IS SIDNEY POWELL IS BRINGING IT DOWN 🇺🇸 pay attention🇺🇸 All over the world.....corruption Hurt his heart again y’all. 😂 😝 I see why Trump’s parents sent him away, they needed a break. Isn't this the third recount? Just can't stand all the winning! After this recount he would have lost 3xs! LoserInChief

Yea. Let’s piss off voters in Georgia. Great senate strategy.