The Washington Post reports:
President Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in an extraordinary one-hour phone call Saturday that election experts said raised legal questions.
The Washington Post obtained a recording of the conversation in which Trump alternately berated Raffensperger, tried to flatter him, begged him to act and threatened him with vague criminal consequences if the secretary of state refused to pursue his false claims, at one point warning that Raffensperger was taking “a big risk.”
Throughout the call, Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel rejected his assertions, explaining that Trump is relying on debunked conspiracy theories and that President-elect Joe Biden’s 12,779-vote victory in Georgia was fair and accurate.
Read the full article. It’s really something.
Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out https://t.co/ViYjTSeRcC
— GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (@GaSecofState) January 3, 2021
In hour-long call, #Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor
“The rambling, at times incoherent conversation, offered a remarkable glimpse of how consumed and desperate the president remains about his loss…” https://t.co/JgfLkxb8hX
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) January 3, 2021
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) January 3, 2021