Facing a loss within the Electoral College, Trump’s allies have shifted their focus to Jan. 6, when Congress will rely the electoral votes.
President Donald Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” sufficient votes to reverse his loss to President-elect Joe Biden in Georgia, in line with an hour-long recorded telephone name obtained by the Washington Post.
The bombshell revelation comes after Trump has publicly disparaged election officers in Georgia, baselessly blaming his loss within the state on widespread voter fraud.
“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” Trump insisted on the Saturday name, audio excerpts of which had been printed by the Post Sunday. “There’s no way. We won hundreds of thousands of votes.”
The two exchanged tweets in regards to the dialog Sunday morning with Trump saying Raffensperger was “unwilling, or unable,” to reply questions on numerous unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. “He has no clue!” Trump wrote.
“Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out,” Raffensperger responded.
Respectfully, President Trump: What you are saying shouldn’t be true. The reality will come out https://t.co/ViYjTSeRcC
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) January 3, 2021
At a number of factors within the name, the president insulted, complimented and pleaded with Raffensperger to cooperate with him in altering the election outcomes.
Trump known as Raffensperger a “child,” a “schmuck” and “either dishonest or incompetent” for not supporting claims of widespread voter fraud in Atlanta, the state’s largest metropolis, the Post reported.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump mentioned. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
“Well, Mr. President, the problem that you’ve got is, the information you might have is mistaken,” Raffensperger responded.