US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger to find 11,780 votes to help him overturn President Elect Joe Biden’s win in Georgia has been exposed.
According to the Washington Post, the audio shows President Trump demanding the Georgia Secretary of State on Saturday to find votes to tilt the election in his favour.
In the phone call , Trump is heard pleading with Raffensperger to alter the vote total and even suggested that Raffensperger may face criminal consequences should he refuse to intervene in accordance with Trump’s wishes.
Raffensperger and his lawyer Ryan Germany, pushed back on the president’s claims telling the President that his data was inaccurate.
and said President-elect Joe Biden’s victory of more than 12,700 votes was accurate. “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong,” Raffensperger responded.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump said in the call. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
In a separate exchange, Trump said he wanted Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”
The president, has sought to overturn the results by pushing state legislatures to appoint a pro-Trump slate of electors and promoting legal efforts that have fallen short. He has also pushed Republican officials in states like Georgia and Arizona to disregard the outcomes of elections in their states, alleging widespread fraud but without evidence.
Congress is expected to certify President elect Joe Biden’s win on Wednesday 6th January 2020 although hundreds of congressional Republicans are expected to unsuccessfully challenge the results.