Georgia is due to release results of a hand recount of presidential election votes — with President-elect Joe Biden expected to be reaffirmed as the first Democrat to win the southern US state in almost three decades.
President Donald Trump has claimed baselessly that the recount of some five million ballots is rigged and the state would “flip” to him if authorities conduct a fairer process.
But Georgia officials have defended the integrity of the audit and say there is no evidence that the recount will change the outcome.
Biden was declared the winner in Georgia last week after a tumultuous election that saw the veteran Democrat prevail overall by 306 electoral votes to 232, denying Trump a second term.
Trump’s legal team has launched dozens of challenges — several of which have already been dismissed — in battlegrounds like Michigan and Pennsylvania, and requested recounts in Wisconsin.
In Georgia, Biden’s original margin of victory was just over 14,000 votes.