Raffensperger’s latest announcement comes following the Trump campaign and Georgia Republican Party sending him a letter on Tuesday requesting a manual hand recount of all ballots cast in the state before it certifies its results. In the letter, Republicans allege voting discrepancies and statewide errors, though they did not cite specific evidence of such irregularities.
“This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said. “It will be a heavy lift, but we will work with the counties to get this done in time for our state certification.”