On Friday, Nov 20, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified results from the state’s 159 counties that show Biden with 2.47 million votes, Trump with 2.46 million, and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 62,138, the Associated Press reported. That leaves Biden ahead by a margin of 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. Later Friday, Gov. Brian Kemp certified the state’s slate of 16 presidential electors.
But AP also reported that Raffensperger plans to propose legislative changes, including allowing state officials to intervene in counties that have systemic problems in administering elections, requiring photo ID for absentee voting, and adding stricter controls to allow for challenges to voters who might not live where they say.
Whether these changes would have the result of increasing trust in election results, as Raffensperger claims, or facilitating voter suppression remains to be seen.