Georgia secretary of state issues correction, clarifying election results not yet certified

ATLANTA — Georgia’s Republican secretary of state was forced to issue a correction Friday after he initially claimed that the Peach State had certified that Joe Biden won the state’s presidential election, beating President Trump by more than 12,000 votes and securing 16 Electoral College votes.

An earlier announcement around 12:30 p.m. said the state had completed its certification, but around an hour later, the office of Brad Raffensperger, the beleaguered secretary of state, issued the correction. The snafu was just the latest embarrassing turn in what has been a chaotic electoral process in the traditional Republican state.

Earlier at the state Capitol, Raffensperger had declared:
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