A Georgia recount of presidential election votes on Thursday upheld President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the traditionally Republican state. Biden's win in Georgia, which has not voted Democrat for 28 years, is a stinging defeat for Trump who is seeking to overturn the results of US election by mounting unsuccessful legal challenges and spreading unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. With nearly five million votes casts in the state Biden narrowly won by some 14,000 votes, according to the original election results. The Democrat is now leading by 12,284 votes according the recounts results, however, the final tally may be slightly different. While the state-mandated recount affirms Biden's victory the Trump campaign is still entitled to request another recount since Biden's margin of victory is less than 0.5 per cent. “Georgia's historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state's new secure paper ballot voting system accurately counted and reported results,” said Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's Republican secretary of state. “This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local elections officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a momentous task in a short period of time.” Raffensperger is expected to certify the results on Friday after which the Trump campaign has a few days to request a separate recount. Trump's push to overturn the election is having real world consequences, however, with local Republicans refusing to certify the results from Detroit, a major Democratic stronghold, until massive backlash forced a reversal. In other states, including pivotal Pennsylvania, the Trump legal team is losing nearly all of the lawsuits it is filing.