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The Georgia Vote Recount Is Far from “Meaningless”

Two weeks after Election Day, the election continues. After successfully demanding a recount of the votes in Georgia (where the initial tally showed him losing by 14,000 votes), Donald Trump has now labeled the recount “meaningless” due to a lack of signature verification. The signature issue is complicated, and the President is not necessarily wrong to raise it. But he is absolutely wrong in believing that the Georgia recount is meaningless without signature verification. In fact, the Georgia recount is the most consequential election integrity check we’ve seen in this century.

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