Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger today recertified the results of the November 3, 2020 presidential election. The recertification came following an audit-triggered hand recount and a formal recount requested by the Trump campaign. Both recounts upheld the original outcome of the race, Raffensperger said in a news release.
Also this morning, the “Kraken” lawsuit launched by former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell was dismissed by Judge Timothy Batten of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia.
“Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country,” Raffensperger. “The claims in the Kraken lawsuit prove to be as mythological as the creature for which they’re named. Georgians can now move forward knowing that their votes, and only their legal votes, were counted accurately, fairly, and reliably.”
In recertifying the results, the secretary of state affirmed that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for presidential candidates in the November 3, 2020 presidential election. Further, Raffensperger affirms that the statewide consolidated returns for the presidential election are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county, his office announced in a news release.