Trump urges Georgia official to "find" him 11,780 votes

Source : 112 Ukraine

Georgia's secretary responded that the Georgia election results were fair
16:36, 4 January 2021

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US President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden's win in the state's presidential election, raising the prospect of “criminal offense" if officials did not change the vote count. This is evidenced by the recording of Saturday telephone conversation between the two politicians, according to The Washington Post.

“The people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry,” Trump says on the recording.

Georgia's secretary of state responded that the Georgia election results were fair.

At another point in the conversation, Trump appeared to threaten Raffensperger and Ryan Germany, the secretary of state’s legal counsel, by suggesting both could be criminally liable if they failed to find that thousands of ballots in Fulton County had been illegally destroyed. There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim.

“That’s a criminal offense,” Trump says. “And you can’t let that happen."

“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have," Trump said. "Because we won the state."

Georgia counted its votes three times before certifying Biden's win by a 11,779 margin, Raffensperger noted: “President Trump, we’ve had several lawsuits, and we’ve had to respond in court to the lawsuits and the contentions. We don’t agree that you have won."

On Sunday, Trump tweeted that Raffensperger did not provide details of the scam he is aware of.

"Respectfully, President Trump: What you're saying is not true. The truth will come out," Raffensperger later replied.

The details of this dispute sparked outrage among leading Democrats, and they demanded an investigation.

As we reported earlier, the incumbent head of the White House, Donald Trump, called Joe Biden a fake president, and Afghanistan elections - "far more secure and much better" than in the US.

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