MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:02:04 +0000 Georgia official says recount is on schedule http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/cb0e306b23154f5fa14375ddf970c014 Georgia's top elections official says a machine recount of votes cast in the presidential race in the state is on schedule to be completed this week (Nov. 30) cb0e306b23154f5fa14375ddf970c014 Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:43:27 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT WSB-TV; NO ACCESS ATLANTA MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKS; NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY A  WHITE FLASH++++EDIT STARTS AND ENDS ON A SOUNDBITE++WSB-TV - MUST CREDIT WSB-TV; NO ACCESS ATLANTA MARKET; NO USE BY US BROADCAST NETWORKS; NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVEAtlanta - 30 November 20201. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brad Raffensperger, (R) Georgia secretary of state:"So, the recount is going on schedule, to be completed by our assigned Wednesday date at the midnight deadline. Once that is complete, our office continue our work. To be transparent as possible, we'll be releasing the recount results online as quickly as possible." ++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brad Raffensperger, (R) Georgia secretary of state:"Once this recount is complete, everyone in Georgia will be able to have even more confidence in the results of our elections, despite the massive amounts of misinformation that is being spread by dishonest actors."STORYLINE:Georgia's top elections official said a machine recount of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in the state is on schedule to be completed this week.The recount was requested by President Donald Trump after certified results showed him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. Under state law, the losing candidate can request a recount when the margin is less than 0.5%. Trump's campaign formally requested the recount.Counties have until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday to wrap it up. "To be transparent as possible, we'll be releasing the recount results online as quickly as possible," Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday. Under state elections board rules, an official recount must be conducted by machine, specifically high-speed scanners that read and tabulate the votes.State election officials have said that it's possible the results of the recount could be slightly different from the original tally, but they've said it's very unlikely it would be enough to change the overall outcome of the election."Once this recount is complete, everyone in Georgia will be able to have even more confidence in the results of our elections, despite the massive amounts of misinformation that is being spread by dishonest actors," said Raffensperger, a Republican.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Georgia's top elections official says a machine recount of votes cast in the presidential race in the state is on schedule to be completed this week (Nov. 30) Georgia official says recount is on schedule