Georgia conducted a hand recount of some five million ballots, reaffirming that Biden won by more than 12,000 votes. Johnny Isakson's term. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to the post after Isakson announced his retirement previous year.
Of the 2,600 discovered ballots in Republican-leaning Floyd County, a lot of them went for Trump.
The president's allies have insisted Trump won the presidential election by citing unproven claims of voter fraud. Kemp has neither endorsed Trump's fraud claims nor backed Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, in his assertion that the election was conducted fairly.
Alaska's conservative Senator Dan Sullivan told reporters Trump has "a high bar" to prove his claims the election has been stolen by Democrats.
United States President Donald Trump's desperate bid to overturn the November 3 election result was dealt another blow after it was announced he had lost the state of Georgia.
The result in Georgia gave Biden 306 electoral votes, a total that Trump called a "landslide" when states delivered him that number in 2016.
"Their duties are to receive the canvass and certify the canvass, that's it", said John Pirich, a former assistant attorney general who teaches at Michigan State University Law School. Election officials from different states traveled to Georgia to help, and employees in other county departments were temporarily reassigned to help with the recount. Pence implied as much when he said Friday that a "Republican Senate majority could be the last line of defense for all that we've done".
In fact, the signatures on absentee ballot applications and envelopes are required to be checked when they are received.
The current balance of power for the next Senate coming out of this month's elections is 50 Republicans and 46 Democrats - plus two independents who caucus with the Democrats. These are simple truths that should provide confidence in our elections.
"Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don't lie", he said.
'I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. Within 40 minutes, the office issued a correction, clarifying that the certification process was still underway. The momentary slip was yet another moment of drama in a race that has been full of it.
Trump's campaign will likely demand yet another recount.
Raffensperger admitted some votes had not been counted in certain counties and offered a resolution for the future. During the audit, several counties discovered previously uncounted ballots and had to recertify their results.
Election officials found discrepancies in a handful of counties that made a slight difference in the final presidential margin, but not almost enough to reverse the outcome. "This is simply unacceptable".
"These measures will improve the security of our elections, and that should lead to greater public trust", he said.
"We are on the front line defending the majority, but we're also the firewall against socialism in this country", she said in Canton.
The court ruling overturned a lower court opinion which required elections officials in Philadelphia to allow observers from the political parties to move to within six feet of workers who were counting mail-in ballots. He acknowledged their feelings on Friday.
Mr Biden, who became President-elect on 7 November after his win in Pennsylvania prompted major television networks to call the election, was due to spend Saturday meeting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and transition advisers.
But he is already doing a lot of damage to the democratic process along the way, and seeding unfounded distrust in the election results among core parts of his base that could persist for years. "People feel their side was cheated", he said.
David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler on the outskirts of metro Atlanta's sprawling footprint, on the same day Georgia's Republican secretary of state certified that Biden is the first Democratic presidential nominee to carry the state since 1992.