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Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 23, 2020 01:10PM
NPR

Of the 4,998,482 ballots cast in the race between Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, the president lost by 12,670 votes, or about 0.26 percentage points. State law allows a losing candidate within 0.5 percentage points to ask for a recount within two business days of certification.

While thousands of workers spent most of the last week hand-counting every vote as part of a newly required statewide risk-limiting audit, this recount will be different.

The law calls for a recount to be conducted by retabulating every ballot through a scanner, the same way they were originally counted in the days following the Nov. 3 election.


And:

The recount process is expected to take several days, with officials in Atlanta's Fulton County estimating anywhere from five to nine days of eight-hour shifts, with multiple scanners to get through more than half a million votes.

The machine recount is unlikely to change the results. It is also more accurate than the hand-count audit, which confirmed Biden's victory over Trump and was within 0.10% of the original number of ballots counted.





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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 23, 2020 01:12PM
Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.
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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 23, 2020 01:20PM
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S. Pupp
Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.

Exactly. And what happens if the machine recount gives it to Dump?




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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 23, 2020 02:05PM
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S. Pupp
Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.

Exactly. And what happens if the machine recount gives it to Dump?

It won’t.



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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 23, 2020 02:14PM
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S. Pupp
Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.

Exactly. And what happens if the machine recount gives it to Dump?

It won’t.

Never say never. Remember, liars and crooks.




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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 23, 2020 02:20PM
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PeterB
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S. Pupp
Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.

Exactly. And what happens if the machine recount gives it to Dump?

It won’t.

Never say never. Remember, liars and crooks.

Now the machines are scions of the GOP? huh smiley

There has better be a lot of A) possessed ballot scanners, or B) sleeper agents in heavily Democratic districts ready to commit felonies to falsify results if the totals are going to change significantly.



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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: November 23, 2020 02:26PM
IMHO one change that will come out of this is no free recounts...a campaign must formally request a recount & must pay up front.
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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: November 23, 2020 02:39PM
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IMHO one change that will come out of this is no free recounts...a campaign must formally request a recount & must pay up front.

I'm all for that. Local auto race tracks around me learned years ago this nice little trick. All cars are inspected for the nights racing, however, it IS possible for someone to pull a fast one and make unapproved alterations after inspection. So if you feel strongly enough that the winner or other top finisher cheated, you put up a set amount of money to have the track reinspect. If cheating happened, you get your money back. If nothing found, the team who's car was torn down gets the cash for the inconvenience.
Something similar would work fine here in election protest land.

Dave



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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 23, 2020 03:10PM
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Bill in NC
IMHO one change that will come out of this is no free recounts...a campaign must formally request a recount & must pay up front.

I think it's OK for the first count to be at government expense. After all, there are close elections even in "normal" times. But repeatedly demanding counts to gum up the works is not how they are supposed to be used.
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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 23, 2020 03:35PM
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Bill in NC
IMHO one change that will come out of this is no free recounts...a campaign must formally request a recount & must pay up front.

I think it's OK for the first count to be at government expense. After all, there are close elections even in "normal" times. But repeatedly demanding counts to gum up the works is not how they are supposed to be used.

Agree. Georgia law allows for taxpayer funded recounts in these situations including this second recount. Biden will win again. Trump will have lost Georgia more times in 3 weeks than Obama did in 8 years.
I'm ok with that.
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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 23, 2020 04:20PM
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Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.

Exactly. And what happens if the machine recount gives it to Dump?

It won’t.

Never say never. Remember, liars and crooks.

And then the Biden campaign will exercise it's right to a recount. And then the Drumpf campaign will exercise it's right to a recount.


Did they figure that part out?
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Re: Trump asks for 3rd Georgia Recount
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 23, 2020 05:55PM
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S. Pupp
Back room shenanigans are not out of the question, though.

Exactly. And what happens if the machine recount gives it to Dump?

It won’t.

Never say never. Remember, liars and crooks.

And then the Biden campaign will exercise it's right to a recount. And then the Drumpf campaign will exercise it's right to a recount.


Did they figure that part out?

My concern (just to clarify) is that a number of ballots just go missing. Remember, liars and crooks.




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