Update: Secretary of State officially certifies election results

Update: Secretary of State officially certifies election results
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has certified the results for the presidential race in Georgia. (Source: Secretary of State)

ATLANTA (WALB) - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has officially certified the state’s election results for the Nov. 3 election.

On Friday, at 3:56 p.m., the secretary of state’s issued a news release, alerting that the results were certified.

By certifying the results, Raffensperger’s office said it will “affirm that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state candidate.”

“Further, the secretary of state will affirm that the statewide consolidated returns for state and federal offices are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county,” the secretary of state’s office said in a release.

The secretary of state’s office said after the certification, the two-business-day time period starts for the candidate who lost by less than 0.5 percent of the vote to request a recount.

Raffensperger’s office said the certification, once complete, “does not preclude the state from continuing any current investigations related to the General Election or from pursuing any future allegations that may arise from these elections.”

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