Trump Heard On Tape Urging State Official To ‘Find’ Votes For Him

Wednesday, 06 Jan, 2021

Dem don record di US President, Donald Trump, as im bin dey tell Georgia top election official to "find" enough votes to cancel di election result.

That prologue brings us to his telephone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday.

The tape was obtained by the Washington Post, which posted excerpts on YouTube.

"He's telling the secretary of state to 'find votes so that I can win - votes that are not due to me, '" Locke said. An official recount has affirmed that Biden beat Trump by 11,779 votes in the traditionally Republican state. "Because we won the state".

At least 140 House Republicans are planning to vote against certifying the presidential election results on Wednesday, though the effort can not affect the results of the vote in any USA state.

The White House referred questions to Trump's reelection campaign, which did not respond Sunday to an emailed request for comment.

In the almost hour-long call, Trump repeatedly pressures, threatens, and cajoles Raffensperger to overturn the election results, citing baseless claims and conspiracy theories.

President-elect Joe Biden won the state by a margin of 11,779 votes.

Donald Trump has been caught on tape. In the Washington Post, 10 former defence secretaries - half of them having served Republican presidents - called on Pentagon officials to carry out the transition to the new administration "fully, cooperatively and transparently".

CNN has previously debunked three specific Trump campaign false claims of dead people supposedly voting in Georgia, which turned out to have benign explanations like a living voter sharing a name with a dead voter. You can't let that happen.

"He has no clue!"

Legal experts said Trump might have violated Georgia state laws against solicitation of voter fraud and extortion by seeking to exert pressure on Raffensperger.

Trump said to Raffensperger, "And there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, that you've recalculated". "Di truth go come out".

Democrats are looking to repeat Biden's victory in Georgia in the Nov 3 general election. Appropriate challenges have been addressed by the courts.

If Republicans object to the electoral votes from several states, it could force the joint session of Congress to last for several hours and the process may well spill into the following day.

His rival, Ossoff, speaking at the Garden City rally, attacked Perdue and Loeffler for failing to stand up for Georgia's voters, specifically saying that the state's Black voters were being targeted.

With Democrats controlling the House and many Senate Republicans expected to confirm Biden's victory, the rebel effort is all but certain to fail, but it has raised tensions on Capitol Hill.

If both Democrat candidates win, the Senate will be split 50-50 between the parties.

Trump's lawyers have had no luck over the past two months as they have pressured officials in Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania and other closely contested states to overturn his losses.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump supporter, said in a statement on Sunday that Cruz' insistence on a vote audit commission had "zero chance" of success.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. We have also debunked similar claims in MI and Pennsylvania touted by the Trump campaign and his allies.

"When God is with you, you can defeat giants", said Warnock, who ended the early morning service by encouraging Georgians to vote on Tuesday.

"Well, it was yes certainly the voice of desperation, most certainly that", she said.

"I think the Republican Party today is the party of President Trump, and so his positions are the positions of the Republican voters", Sen.

And while America's top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, told Congress in August that the military won't help settle any election disputes, the group of former Defense secretaries reiterated in their letter that such an effort "would take us into risky, unlawful and unconstitutional territory". President-elect Joe Biden had been confirmed as the victor of Georgia in November after a recount of ballots.

"The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry". After spending weeks amplifying Trump's unfounded claims that the November election was rigged against him, many of his loyal fans are eagerly awaiting his next ventures, including a potential presidential run in 2024.

Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, who lost the presidential election in 2012 to Barack Obama, said his colleagues' challenge "continues to spread the false rumor that somehow the election was stolen".