Trump asks for SECOND recount in Georgia as campaign lawyer promises to file 'biblical' lawsuit in the state next week

Trump asks for SECOND recount in Georgia as campaign lawyer promises to file 'biblical' lawsuit in the state next week

11/22/2020

DONALD Trump is asking for a SECOND recount in Georgia, as he continues to baselessly claim voter fraud.

Trump legal team lawyer Sidney Powell said there will be a legal filling in the state next week that "will be biblical" as the campaign continues to fight the results of the election.


Powell's comments came during an interview on Newsmax, the day after Joe Biden was certified as the winner in the state.

Trump's team for weeks has made continuous unbacked claims of voter fraud.

"Georgia’s probably gonna be the first state I’m gonna blow up," Powell said.

"Hopefully this week we will get it ready to file. It will be biblical," she later added.

On Sunday morning, Trump accused Democrats of trying to "hide" signatures on absentee ballots.

"It’s all about the signatures on the envelopes. Why are the Democrats fighting so hard to hide them," Trump tweeted.

"We will find massive numbers of fraudulent ballots.

"The signatures won’t match. Fight hard Republicans. Don’t let them destroy the evidence!" he claimed.

Despite the claims from Trump and his team, election officials have maintained there is no evidence of voter fraud that would alter the results of the election.

The recount and vow from Powell for an incoming legal filing comes the day after Trump told his followers to "stay tuned" for more info out of the Peach State.

"Big voter fraud information coming out concerning Georgia. Stay tuned!," Trump wrote on Saturday.




The president was photographed at his golf course in Virginia a few hours after making the allegations on Twitter, but that didn't stop his supporters from coming out, again, to support the fraud claims.

Several "Stop the Steal" rallies popped up across Georgia, including one that kicked off at noon in Atlanta.

Counter-protesters were also planning to come out on Saturday at Atlanta City Hall to condemn what they are calling "a last-ditch effort to undermine Georgia democracy." 

Earlier on Saturday morning, the president also made unbacked claims of voter fraud in Michigan – and shared messages about a meeting he had with the state's Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

"This is true, but much different than reported by the media. We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!," Trump wrote alongside a retweet of a statement on the meeting from Sen Shirkey.






Trump's claims about Georgia came after Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger declared that Biden had won the state's hand recount.

President Trump slammed the governor and secretary of state for refusing to "expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots."

"The Governor of Georgia, and Secretary of State, refuse to let us look at signatures which would expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots and give the Republican Party and me, David Perdue, and perhaps Kelly Loeffler, a BIG VICTORY…

"… Why won't they do it, and why are they so fast to certify a meaningless tally?" Trump tweeted on Friday.

In a statement on the recount, Raffensperger said this "will affirm that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate."

The secretary of state told reporters early Friday that Biden had definitively won the state, after the state's hand recount was completed on Thursday.

"I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the will of the people," Raffensperger said.

The certification by Raffensperger eliminates doubt from Trump and his administration about a "rigged election" in the Peach State.

Despite what the president shared on Twitter this morning, there has been no evidence presented, as of yet, to suggest fraud was committed.

Election officials across the US have said there is no evidence of fraud that would alter the result of the election.

According to Georgia's secretary of state, the hand recount upheld the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast.

Georgia Gov Brian Kemp certified the state's election results on Friday – but also reportedly said that now that the results are certified, the Trump campaign can pursue other legal actions to call for a recount, according to CBS.

On Twitter, Trump has attacked Kemp in at least six tweets since Election Day, encouraging Kemp to "get tough" and make the state "flip Republican.

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit to delay Georgia's certification.

Georgia is one of five states that flipped from 2016 to vote for Biden in the 2020 election.

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