It has come to media’s attention that Trump has been found instructing Georgia’s election official, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, to find votes, on record.
The transcription of the audio released by the Washington Post suggests that Trump said, “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” to which Raffensperger responded saying Georgia’s votes/results are legit.
In a snippet of Saturday’s phone call released by the Washington Post, Trump continued on asserting that he had won the election in Georgia and told Mr. Raffensperger that there was “nothing wrong with saying you have recalculated”.
Mr Raffensperger responded by saying,
“The challenge you have, Mr. President, is that the data you have is wrong.”
Donald Trump then warned the State Secretary with possible legal consequences saying,
“You know what they did and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal offence. You can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer.”
He then demanded the extra 11,780 votes – which would have given him a total of 2,473,634 votes in the state, only one more than Biden’s, who received 2,473,633 votes.
He told Mr. Raffensperger he should re-examine the result in the state.
Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris called Mr. Trump’s comments “a bold abuse of power”.
It comes ahead of two crucial runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday that will decide which party controls the Senate.
In this regard, 50 states have certified the election result, some after recounts and legal appeals. Congress is due to formally approve the election result on 6 January and Mr. Biden, is to take oath on January 20.
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