Trump’s legal team said they asked for the new recount to make sure “that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted.”
The team requested signature matching as part of the recount—but Georgia’s secretary of state denied the request.
An election official said workers got guidance on how to do the recount. Dominion Voting Systems representatives walked staff through possible issues. Machines will be used per state law, and workers will process about 50 ballots per minute if they’re run efficiently.
Officials are creating a web page that will show the results as they come in from each county.
The Trump campaign filed a petition for the second recount after the state finished its statewide risk-limiting audit recount. President Trump’s team disputed the result, saying “Georgia simply recounted all of the illegal ballots that had been included in the total.” They also said the audit was meaningless without checking signatures on the ballot envelopes.
Over a dozen witnesses from the first recount signed sworn affidavits attesting to errors and potential fraud.
Counties have until the end of the day next Wednesday to finish the current recount.