Georgia certifies Biden election victory in blow to Trump

Washington, Nov. 21, (dpa/GNA) - The US state of Georgia has officially certified president-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the state, dealing another blow to the president's bid to overturn the election.

Governor Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state - both Republicans - independently certified the results, which give Biden an over 12,000-vote margin of victory.
"Working as an engineer throughout my life I live by the motto that numbers don't lie," Raffensperger said announcing his intent to certify the results early on Friday.

"The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state's office, or of courts, or of either campaigns," he added.

Each state must officially certify their vote tallies in the coming days and weeks before deadlines in early December.