Georgia secretary of state in quarantine as state prepares full by-hand count of presidential ballots

워싱턴 조지아 국무장관 브래드 라 펜스 퍼거 is in quarantine after his wife tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesperson in Raffensperger’s office said Thursday as the state ramps up for an audit of the 2020 대통령 선거.

The office is confirming that Secretary Raffensperger is being tested for COVID and will work from quarantine following a positive test for his wife,” Raffensperger’s spokesperson said in a statement.
Per personnel procedures, his staff that works in his Capitol office have all been advised to be tested and to work from home. The critical job of the county-conducted election audit of every ballot will continue on schedule.
Raffensperger had announced Georgia’s audit of the presidential race 수요일에, recounting by hand the millions of ballots cast in the state, where President-elect Joe Biden is leading by about 14,000 투표. CNN has not projected a winner in the Georgia presidential race.
    “여백이 너무 가까워서, it will require a full by-hand recount in each county,” 라펜스퍼거, 공화당 원, said at a news conference in Atlanta. “이것은 자신감을 키우는 데 도움이 될 것입니다.”
    It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once,” 그는 덧붙였다.
    그루지야 — and Raffensperger himselfhas been the subject of national attention in recent days as its two high-stakes US Senate races appear headed for January runoffs.
    이번주 초, the state’s senators, Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, both fighting for reelection, demanded that Raffensperger resign, accusing him without evidence of failing todeliver honest and transparent elections.
    Raffensperger quickly rebuked their message on Monday in a statement that made clearthat is not going to happen.
    The voters of Georgia hired me, and the voters will be the one to fire me,” 그는 말했다.
    He expanded on that point Wednesday, 말함 CNN’s Wolf Blitzer onThe Situation Room that no one has told him what he’s accused of or why he would resign.
      “명백하게, this is a very close race and people that were on one side of the aisle don’t like the results. I get that. I’m a Republican,” Raffensperger가 말했다.
      But the results will be the results.

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