The once Republican stronghold, Georgia went for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1992.
Biden won 68% of the vote in Wayne county overall, which includes the city of Detroit, where more than 850,000 ballots were cast. He started out with a 14,000 vote lead, and now leads by just over 12,000 votes.
"'Unfortunately, my administration hasn´t been able to get everything we need", Biden complained in a video conference with the National Governors Association's leadership team.
Romney said, "I'm surprised that there are as many people as you say that give it credibility even within our own country because the president said before the election that if he were to lose, it would be because of voter fraud, it would be because of corruption".
Each state must certify its result over the next few weeks, although the deadlines vary.
The audit was automatically carried out, in accordance with a new state law, to verify the tally reached by vote-counting machines.More news: Cyberpunk 2077 Breathtaking Trailer & Video Are All About Johnny Silverhand & Keanu Reeves
"This morning we are withdrawing our lawsuit in MI as a direct result of achieving the relief we sought: to stop the election in Wayne County from being prematurely certified before residents can be assured that every legal vote has been counted and every illegal vote has not been counted", said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a November 19 statement. The attorney, L. Lin Wood Jr., argues that the state had illegally changed the process for handling absentee ballots earlier this year.
The disputes at the commission had echoes of what happened in MI on Tuesday.
Trump paid the $3 million required for the recount and issuing the order was expected to be a pro forma move, but it took six hours for the commission - split 3-3 along party lines - to agree on the order late Wednesday. Several of them have already been shot down and the rest has so far failed to make any headway. Were the combined 36 electoral votes in MI and Pennsylvania to go to Trump, he would trail by 270-268 electoral votes, meaning his campaign would still need to flip at least one more state to retain the White House.
"So if you look all the way back in our history to when George Washington voluntarily stopped his presidency after two terms, because of course he could have been elected until he died", she said, "this is a awful aberration and it sends a very troubling signal about the value that Donald Trump and those who support him and enable him have for our democratic system". The two Republicans, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield agreed to go, according to a source cited by the AP news agency. It was not immediately clear what the conversation would be about. "We are a nation of laws, not tweets".
Michigan, which was worth 16 electoral votes, flipped from supporting Trump in the 2016 election to supporting Biden in 2020, in part thanks to massive support for the Democratic candidate from Wayne County.
The Trump team also says a new lawsuit will be filed there.More news: Ontario to get 2.4 million COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021: Elliott
The campaign is betting that many of those lawmakers, who come from districts Trump won, will face a backlash from voters if they refuse to act.
'It sends a disgusting message about who we are as a country, ' Biden said.
Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani held a 90-minute news conference Thursday where he and his team laid out dubious legal claims, aired debunked conspiracy theories and brought no specific, credible evidence of voter fraud. Ahead of the Georgia announcement, Giuliani seemed hint that the outcome of the recount would not help Trump.
"We have not seen any evidence they have given us, anything that supports - it just doesn't show up", Raffensperger told WSB-TV.
Giuliani, a former mayor of NY, brazenly accused Democrats of being "crooks" trying "to steal an election from the American people".
On Thursday, Biden met with both Democratic and Republican governors to discuss how to reign in the coronavirus pandemic as cases surge across the country. Those two races are headed to a January runoff.More news: England to play two T20Is in historic Pakistan tour in 2021