In a phone call, President Donald Trump pleaded with the Georgia election chief to reverse Joe Biden’s victory in the state and to
will find enough votes to deliver victory.
The Washington Post posted audio snippets of the conversation that took place on Saturday, January 2, online.
The conversation was the president’s latest step in pressuring a state official to reverse the election result he lost.
Trump confirmed in a tweet Sunday that he had spoken with Georgia’s Secretary of State, Republican Brad Raffensperger.
I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the “ballots under table” scam, ballot destruction, out of state “voters”, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
Raffensperger also tweeted that the claims Trump made were false.
Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out https://t.co/ViYjTSeRcC
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) January 3, 2021
The state of Georgia certified the election results showing that Biden won the election on November 3 by 11,779 votes.
Trump has repeatedly attacked how Raffensperger ran the Georgia election, claiming without evidence that the state’s 16 electoral votes were incorrectly awarded to Biden.
There was no fraud in the election, which has been confirmed by a number of election officials across the country, as well as former Trump attorney general William Barr. Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia have also responded by affirming the integrity of the elections in their states.
La Noticia produced this note with information from The Associated Press.