Biden officially certified Georgia winner in blow to Trump as president slams ‘hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots’

JOE Biden's officially certified as the winner of Georgia in a blow to Donald Trump, as the president slammed "hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots".

On Friday, Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified that Biden has won the state's hand recount.

After Raffensperger's announced President Trump slammed the governor and secretary of state for refusing to "expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots".

"The Governor of Georgia, and Secretary of State, refuse to let us look at signatures which would expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots and give the Republican Party and me, David Perdue, and perhaps Kelly Loeffler, a BIG VICTORY…

"… Why won't they do it, and why are they so fast to certify a meaningless tally?" Trump tweeted.

The announcement caps off a whilwind day where Raffensperger's office announced that the results were certified, only to send a "correction" one hour later, saying the process was still ongoing.

A third press release at around 4pm, said the certification was completed.

In a statement, Raffensperger said this "will affirm that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate."

The secretary of state told reporters early Friday that Biden had definitively won the state, after the state's hand recount was completed on Thursday.

"I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the will of the people," Raffensperger said.

The certification by Raffensperger eliminates all doubt from President Trump and his administration about a "rigged election" in the Peach State.

According to the secretary of state, the hand recount upheld the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast.

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