The Trump campaign has filed a vote recount in Georgia days after US President-elect Joe Biden cast just over 12,000 votes from the Republican stronghold.
Democrat Biden became the first Democrat to win the main battlefield state since 1992 after casting nearly five million votes over several days.
Georgia had not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992.
In the event of a recount, election officials in Georgia will have to re-scan the five million ballot papers that have been hand-counted and checked.
“We are focused on ensuring that all aspects of Georgia State Law and the US Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted. President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on honest recounts in Georgia, including signature matching and other aspects must include vital protective measures, “said the Trump campaign in a late-night statement on Saturday.
“Without the signature comparison, this recount would be a deception and would enable the counting of illegal votes again. If there is no signature comparison, this would be just as wrong as the initial vote counting and recounting,” said the statement by the campaign’s legal team.
“Let’s stop giving people false results. There has to be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it comes soon,” said the campaign a day after the official Georgia Secretary of State, who was also out of the same Republican Party stems confirmed the election results, which were narrowly won by Mr Biden.
After the initial vote count in the state, Mr Biden led by around 14,000 votes, prompting the Georgian Foreign Minister to order a handcount that slightly reduced Mr Biden’s lead to 12,284. Georgia has 16 votes for the electoral college.
President-elect Biden received 306 votes compared to Trump’s 232 votes. To win the White House race, the successful candidate should have at least 270 votes from the 538-member electoral college.
Mr Trump won Georgia in 2016 by 5 percentage points against the Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Mr Trump has refused to admit the election results and has filed several lawsuits contesting election results in multiple states.
“I cannot accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily turn the election around. They are just unhappy that I am bringing the troops home where they belong!” Mr Trump said in a tweet Saturday night.