The audio of an hour-long telephone call from US President Donald Trump to Georgia’s secretary of state has surfaced in which Trump put pressure to find more votes to turn his defeat in the presidential election into a victory.
According to the Washington Post, It can be heard in the audio that Trump is pressuring Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to find more votes to change the defeat, which legal experts say is a abuse of power and a criminal act.
The report says Trump is forcing Broad Raffinsperger on an unusual one-hour telephone call and threatening to do what he says or the consequences will be bad and a big blow to him.
Trump’s demands, on the other hand, have been repeatedly rejected by Georgia’s secretary of state and consul general in his office, who have been trying to convince him that the president is relying on conspiracy theories, with Biden’s 11,779 votes in Georgia. Victory was transparent.
Trump has rejected the two officials’ explanation, saying “Georgia and the people of the country are angry and there is nothing wrong with you demanding a recount.”
“I challenge you that the data you have is incorrect,” Brad Raffinsperger told Trump.
“I just want to get 11,780 votes and the votes we have are one vote more because we won the state,” he said over the phone.
“Right now I only need 11,000 votes and give it to me,” he said.
Despite losing the presidential election, Donald Trump refused to accept, and now that the audio has come out, his position is being further clarified and he seems to be refusing to accept defeat.
During the long phone call, Trump can be heard repeatedly saying, “There is no reason for my defeat in Georgia, no reason, we won by hundreds and thousands of votes.”
Other allies, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Selita Mitchell, were online when Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state, according to the report.
“There have been a number of statements from Brad Raffensperger’s office over the past two months that are incorrect, and all those connected to the president are urging him to show the record on which he based our statistics,” Mitchell said in a statement. Are saying wrong.
The White House, Trump’s campaign and Mark Meadows have not commented.
Donald Trump said in his tweet that he had spoken to Brad Raffinsperger but he did not have answers to the ‘ballot under table scandal’, ballot spoiling, out-of-state vote, deceased vote and other questions. He was not ready to answer.
“Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out,”Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger responded to the tweet.
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
Democrats are calling for an investigation into Trump’s pressure, and Georgia’s newly elected Vice President Kamala Harris’s campaign is calling for a relentless exercise of power.
Democrats have issued statements condemning Trump and calling for an investigation, while a majority of Republicans have remained silent.
Last month, the US Electoral College declared Biden the winner of the 2020 election, saying all 538 voters followed the mandate given to him by his constituents in the November 3 election. Democratic nominee Joe Biden received 306 votes, while his Republican rival, Donald Trump, received 232 votes.
The ballot will be unveiled at a special joint session of Congress on January 6 before Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take office on January 20.