Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said in a letter sent on Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” the outcome of last year's general election.
US President Donald Trump has pressured Georgia's top election official to "find" enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to excerpts of a recording of the hour-long call released by the Washington Post.
“Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said during a news conference at the state Capitol.
A hand recount of Georgia state's five million ballots has confirmed that Joe Biden is the first US Democratic presidential candidate to win the southern state in almost three decades.
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 155,000, driven by a spike in infections in Italy, which announced 3,497 new cases on Saturday. The virus has so far claimed almost 6,000 lives across 154 countries and territories.
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