Under Georgian law, the Trump campaign had two working days from Friday certification to request a recount, which will be funded by taxpayers.
“Today, the Trump campaign has called for a recount in Georgia. We focus on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia’s state law and the US Constitution is followed, so that every legitimate vote counts. “President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest count in Georgia, which must include matching signatures and other vital guarantees,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement.
Matching signatures for mailing ballots does not happen in duplicates, however, according to campaign law expert Jonathan Diaz, a contributor to CNN. The signatures in the mail voting files are compared with those submitted earlier in the process. Trump’s campaign was disrupted as no ballots were cast due to signature issues.
Diaz said “no showdown is going to change” the margin over 12,000 votes.
“There is no real point in doing so, other than continuing to do this process and causing further delays,” Diaz said. “It’s a time of nonsense,” he said of the repeat request. “The war is over.”
CNN’s Noah Broder and Morgan Rimmer contributed to this report.