Trump's one hour long audio clip leaks, urges state official to "find" votes for him

Trump's one hour long audio clip leaks, urges state official to "find" votes for him


resident Donald Trump pressurized Georgia's Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger in a telephonic conversation to "find 11,780" votes as he wanted to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state, first reported by The Washington Post. The audio clip was obtained by NBC News. During the conversation, Raffensperger resisted Trump's demand which resulted in Trump threatening Brad of possible criminal prosecution, as per the audio recovered by NBC News.

Trump told Raffenspeger that "Georgia's vote count was off by hundreds of thousands of votes" and asked him to announce the new number by saying that he had recalculated the votes. "The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there's nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you've recalculated," Trump said. To which Raffensperger responded, "Well Mr. President, the challenge that you have is the data that you have is wrong." The call took place Saturday. 

Trump also told Raffensperger that he was taking a 'big risk' by not changing the vote count. On Sunday, Trump tweeted regarding the phone call, "I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He 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 too took to his Twitter handle and wrote," Respectfully, President Trump: What you're saying is not true. The truth will come out."

Senior adviser to President-elect Joe Biden slammed Trump's conversation by saying that now they had "irrefutable proof" against Trump's actions while Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-IL, said in a statement that criminal investigation should be done for trying to intimidate an elected official.