United States President Donald Trump yesterday made an hour-long phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state demanding he “find” enough votes to overturn his election defeat, the Washington Post reports.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump told fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger during the call. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
Raffensperger repeatedly pushes back against the President’s claims during the call.
The Post obtained a recording of the call a day after Trump again attacked the integrity of Georgia’s election count on Twitter, claiming – without evidence – that “political corruption” in one county was “rampant”.
Raffensperger replied on Twitter: “Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.”
During yesterday’s often heated phone call, Trump urges Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes,” the Washington Post reports.
“So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state…
“”There’s no way I lost Georgia. There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”
Trump is due to travel to Georgia tomorrow for one final rally in support of Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
No candidate in either of Georgia’s Senate races won a majority of the vote on November 3, triggering a runoff on Wednesday NZT for both seats, with the top two candidates in each race facing off.
Control of the US Senate – which currently lies with the Republican Party – hinges on the outcome of these two races.
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