With just sixteen days remaining in office, President Trump continues to push to overturn Joe Biden’s Georgia win in the presidential election.
He’s been heard on a recorded phone call over the weekend pressuring Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “...find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”
Saturday’s conversation with Brad Raffensperger is yet another example of Trump’s refusal to accept his loss to Biden.
After counting its votes three times, Georgia certified victory for Biden by a 11,779 margin. Raffensperger is heard telling the president “...we’ve had several lawsuits, and we’ve had to respond in court to the lawsuits and contentions. We don’t agree that you have won.”
At one point in the conversation, Trump seems to threaten Raffensperger and his legal counsel, Ryan Germany, when he suggested both could be held criminally liable if they’re unable to find thousands of illegally destroyed ballots from Fulton County.
In the hour-long phone call, the president had a list of several claims about Georgia’s election, repeatedly arguing that Raffensperger could change the certified results.
The Washington Post first posted audio clips from the call online.