Election Results Certified; Audit Upholds Result of Presidential Race


Election Results Certified; Audit Upholds Result of Presidential Race


Atlanta – The Georgia Secretary of State' Office certified the results for the November 3, 2020 General Election on Friday, November 20, 2020.

On Thursday, the results of the Risk Limiting Audit of Georgia’s presidential contest, which upheld and reaffirmed the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast. Due to the tight margin of the race and the principles of risk-limiting audits, this audit was a full manual tally of all votes cast. The audit confirmed that the original machine count accurately portrayed the winner of the election.

In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate. Further, the Secretary of State affirms 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.

With the certification, the two-business-day time period begins for a candidate who lost by less than 0.5% of the vote to request a recount. Certification 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.


County Summary Data(PDF)


UPDATE 11/11/20: Secretary of State Raffensperger held a Press Conference today November 11, 2020 outside the State Capitol surrounded by local election directors from across the state.

"This is a process. It is a process defined by law. These men and women, and my office will continue to follow the law and count every legal vote."


- 97 counties have sent numbers to the state
- 13,111 votes currently between Trump and Biden
- December 1st statewide runoff moved to coincide with the Federal runoff on January 5, 2021.
- After all counties final certifications are in, a Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) on the Presidential race with a full by hand recount in each county

"This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount, and a recanvas, all at once. It will be a heavy lift, but we will work with counties to get this done in time for our state certification. Many of these workers will be working plenty of overtime. We have all worked hard to bring fair and accurate counts to assure that the will of the voters is reflected in the final count and that every voter will have confidence in the outcome whether their candidate won or lost."

The following was posted afterwards on the GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Facebook page:

🚨 ** Georgia Voter Alert** 🚨

AUDIT: According to law Georgia passed in 2019-- Georgia is required have a state-wide hand Risk Limiting Audit (RLA), triggering a recount.

We are committed to counting every legal ballot. Georgia voters deserve accurate, secure results. We stand by our numbers.

🚨 ** Georgia Voter Alert** 🚨

AUDIT: According to law Georgia passed in 2019-- Georgia is required have a state-wide...

Posted by GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


UPDATE 11/4/20 @ 5 PM: Pickens County Unofficial Election Day Votes, Absentee by Mail Votes, and Advanced Voting Votes are all reflected on the Secretary of State website. Some results with link to all below:

County Commission Chair - Kristopher ''Kris'' Stancil

State House District 11 - Rick Jasperse

State Senate District 51 - Steve Gooch

Constitutional Amendment 1,2 & 3 - Passed

Continuation of ESPLOST - Passed