The secretary of state’s office prematurely announced the certification while it was still unfinished earlier on Friday. Forty minutes afterward, a corrected news release was sent out saying that the results would be released later. The momentary slip was yet another moment of drama in a race that has been fraught with accusations.
Biden has 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, though the president has yet to concede the race and has repeated unfounded claims about voter fraud.
Trump’s campaign launched several lawsuits challenging the voting systems and processes in a number of key battleground states, including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s two Senate seats will be decided in runoffs held on Jan. 5, 2021 – as Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the Republican incumbents, defend their seats against Democratic challengers the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.
These two races will determine whether the GOP maintains its majority in the chamber.