Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount

Biden wins Georgia recount as Trump setbacks mount

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) –  US President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia has been confirmed by a recount, as legal efforts by Donald Trump’s allies to challenge his defeat were dismissed in three states.

The Democrat beat his Republican rival in Georgia by 12,284 votes, according to the audit required by state law.

Georgia’s top election official said he was disappointed that his party lost but that “numbers don’t lie”.

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

Mr Biden had said Mr Trump knew he was not going to win and had shown “incredible irresponsibility” by not conceding.

Mr 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 to win.

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