Conservative Governor Certifies Hotly-Contested Biden Victory

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday announced he would accept the election results showing Joe Biden won the presidential race against President Trump by more than 12,000 votes in the Peach State, one of the closest margins in the country.

Kemp, speaking from the Georgia Capitol, added that the certification “paves the way for the Trump campaign to pursue other legal options and a separate recount.”

Georgia’s election has been saddled with accusations of voter fraud and ugly party infighting.

Biden flipped the once-reliably red state blue with 2.47 million votes, compared to Trump’s 2.46 million. Libertarian Jo Jorgensen pulled in 62,138 votes. Biden beat Trump by a margin of 12,670 votes, or 0.25 points. He is the first Democratic presidential nominee to win the state’s 16 Electoral College votes in nearly three decades.

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