Biden confirmed as Georgia winner for third time after recount 10 months ago

Biden confirmed as Georgia winner for third time after recount

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Joe Biden has been found winner of the presidential election in Georgia for the third time.

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Biden will be re-certified as victor after a second recount.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said "we have now counted legally cast ballots three times, and the results remain unchanged."

Some Republicans are pleading with the Trump campaign to cease its repeated legal challenges and undermining of the election's integrity.

Trump has pressured the state's Republican governor Brian Kemp to call a special session of the Georgia legislature to overturn Mr Biden's victory.

"The Republican Governor of Georgia refuses to do signature verification, which would give us an easy win. What’s wrong with this guy? What is he hiding?" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Joe Biden is already polling a higher approval rating than any peak of Donald Trump's presidency.

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In the most recent CNN Gallup poll, Biden received a 55% approval rating - a figure higher than Trump ever managed in his four years in the White House.

Biden's approval rating is up by six percent since the last poll was conducted before the election. Trump's current approval rating is at 42 percent, down by three percent on the previous poll.

Shortly after his inauguration in January 2016, Trump achieved a 50% approval rating in polls.