(washingtonexaminer) – President Trump was declared the winner of Alaska and its three Electoral College votes on Wednesday.
The Associated Press made the projection more than a week after Election Day, though several media outlets had already declared former Vice President Joe Biden the victor of the election after awarding him Pennsylvania.
Two states, Georgia and North Carolina, have not yet been called by media outlets. Though Biden holds an approximate 14,000-vote lead in the Peach State, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said during a news conference on Wednesday that there would be a “full, by-hand recount.”
“With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county. This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount, and a recanvass all at once. It will be a heavy lift, but we will work with the counties to get this done in time for our state certification,” Raffensperger said. “My office will continue to investigate each and every incidence of illegal voting. Double voting, felon voting, people voting out of state — if you report it, we will investigate it. Every legal vote will count.”
The president’s legal team filed a raft of lawsuits to challenge the results of the election in several swing states, citing fraud and other alleged problems. The president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said he has evidence that may change the results of the race in Pennsylvania. The Trump campaign is also asking for a recount in Wisconsin, which was narrowly called for Biden.
With Alaska, Trump has 217 electoral votes, according to the Associated Press. Biden has 290, 20 above what is needed to clinch the presidency.