In his ongoing push to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, The Washington Post reports that President Trump contacted Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, and asked him to “find” more votes.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump said on a phone call according to The Post. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
“Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong,” Raffensperger told Trump.
In addition to the president, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and conservative GOP lawyer Cleta Mitchel were on the line.
“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” Trump said, repeatedly, according to the reporting by the Post. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”
Joe Biden won in Georgia by a small, but decisive 11,779 votes.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted, saying that he had spoken to Raffensperger, and the secretary of state was “unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ‘ballots under table’ scam, ballot destruction, out of state ‘voters’, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!”
Raffensperger responded with his own tweet: “Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true.”