Trump Campaign: Rep. Collins Will Lead Georgia Recount Team

ATLANTA (AP) -
Election personnel handle ballots as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena, Nov. 4, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

A Georgia Republican congressman will lead a recount team for President Donald Trump’s campaign, as the president continues to accuse states of large-scale voter fraud.

Rep. Doug Collins was tapped Sunday to lead the recount team in Georgia. The group will start the recount when canvassing has ended, a campaign news release said.

Collins said in the statement that the Trump campaign was “confident” the recounting group will “find evidence of improperly harvested ballots and other irregularities.”

“We are concerned about the lack of transparency in the tabulation process,” said Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 general counsel. “In order for Americans to have full faith and confidence in our elections, every legal vote must be counted and every illegal or fraudulent vote must be excluded.”

No evidence has been produced to substantiate the campaign’s claims.

The recount in Georgia may not change the presidential outcome.

The Associated Press declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the race Saturday after Biden surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold with victories in Pennsylvania and Nevada. Biden currently leads Georgia by about 10,000 votes.

Fulton County on Saturday began rescanning some votes first counted Friday. County officials said they noticed some ballots had not been counted or scanned properly. County spokesperson Jessica Corbitt said workers are rescanning the batch of ballots in question and they would repost the results later.

Friday was the deadline for voters to fix problems with flawed absentee or provisional ballots, as well as the deadline for ballots to arrive from overseas. By Saturday, 37 of Georgia’s 159 counties had submitted certified, final results.