Kemp addresses Georgians about 2020 election

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp held a press conference Friday to talk about the results of the 2020 election. He spoke about an hour after Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the results.

Kemp’s press conference also followed a strange series of events Friday afternoon, starting with a state election official issuing a statement saying the results had been certified, then making a corrected statement within a half-hour that they would be certified later Friday.

In his brief remarks from his ceremonial office, Kemp expressed concern over the discovery of thousands of ballots in the recount that had not been previously counted. He called on the state legislature to tighten controls on absentee voting, including requiring photo IDs with absentee ballots.

The certified election results in Georgia show former Vice President Joe Biden won the state by 12,670 votes or .26%. By law, President Donald Trump and any other candidate who lost by less than .50% now has two business days to request a recount.

Corrected to reflect percentage required for recount is less than half a percentage point

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