President Donald Trump is going to make Georgia prove that the razor-thin margin by which current results show him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden holds up under scrutiny.
Trump’s campaign announced Saturday that it wants a recount that includes signature matching, one of the key criteria designed to determine whether mail-in ballots are genuine.
After the first recount was completed Friday, Biden led Trump by 12,670 votes out of almost 5 million votes cast.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said that the Trump campaign was within its rights under Georgia law to seek a review of the ballots.
“Because the margin is still less than 0.5 percent, the President can request a recount after certification of the results. That recount will be conducted by rescanning all paper ballots,” he said in a statement Friday, according to National Review.