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(Nov. 20) Watch live as Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) holds a news conference and provides an update about U.S. election results in the state. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certifed Joe Biden’s win in the state Friday, a day after completing a hand audit of more than 5 million ballots, starting the clock for electors to be named and any further recount demand from President Donald Trump’s campaign. Biden won Georgia by a margin of 12,670 votes, or about 0.3 percentage points, marking the first time a Democrat won the state since 1992. “Numbers don’t lie. As secretary of state, I believe the numbers that we have presented today are correct,” Raffensperger said in a press conference ahead of the certification. “The numbers reflect the verdict of the people.” Kemp now has until Saturday to approve the state’s electors. Kemp has scheduled a news conference at 5 p.m. New York time on Friday to discuss the results. The state had wrongly said the results were certified earlier in the day, but eventually did validate the count. Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs said the error was not a reflection of any pressure on Raffensperger, who is a Republican, not to certify the results. Because of the slim margin, Trump will have the right to request a recount by Tuesday. Absent a court order, any recount would only require counties to feed ballots through scanners again instead of the more time consuming process of tallying them by hand. The Trump campaign has not said if it will request such a count, but Thursday night said it intends “to pursue all legal options to ensure that all legal ballots are counted.” The Associated Press called the state for Biden when the audit was complete. Certification is an important legal milestone because it’s the state’s official declaration of who won unless a court intervenes, and it also triggers the appointment of state electors to the Electoral College. The president’s efforts to reverse the results of the election have launched lawsuits and demands for recounts in several states. A federal district court denied a Trump supporter’s bid to delay certifying the results in Georgia on Thursday. In Georgia, the election and its aftermath have pitted Republican against Republican, including a call for Raffensperger to resign from Republican U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, both of whom face competitive run-off elections in January. Raffensperger has defended the integrity of the vote. In an interview on Tuesday, he criticized what he called “a campaign of misinformation, disinformation and outright lies about the process in Georgia.” Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktakeBloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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The United States Electoral College is the group of presidential electors required by the Constitution to form every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president. Each state appoints electors equal in number to its congressional delegation. Federal office holders cannot be electors.
Of the current 538 electors, an absolute majority of 270 or more electoral votes is required to elect the president and vice president. If no candidate achieves an absolute majority there, a contingent election is held by the United States House of Representatives to elect the president, and by the United States Senate to elect the vice president.
The appropriateness of the Electoral College system is a matter of ongoing debate. Supporters argue that it is a fundamental component of American federalism by preserving the Constitutional role of the states in presidential elections. Candidates must appeal to a broad and diverse set of states rather than focusing only on the few U.S. cities with the highest population densities.
Critics argue that the Electoral College system is less democratic than a direct popular vote and that the College violates the democratic principle of “one person, one vote.” Thus, a president may be elected who did not win the national popular vote, as occurred in 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016.