The US state of Georgia has completed a manual recount of all the ballots cast there in the presidential election , and the results confirm Joe Biden ’ s win in the state.

“ The audit confirmed that the original machine count accurately portrayed the winner of the election ,” a statement posted on the website of Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said.

An audit was launched after unofficial results showed Biden leading President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes.

Raffensperger said there was “no doubt” that the state would certify Biden’s victory on Friday.

“The audit has aligned very close to what we had in election night reporting,” Raffensperger told local station WSB-TV.

“It’s so close, it’s not a thimble full of difference.”

With all of the state’s 59 counties reporting their results, Biden holds a 12,284-vote edge over Trump.

The confirmation makes Biden the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the southern US state in almost three decades, despite his rival Donald Trump ’ s claims of fraud .

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