US President Donald Trump demanded that the head of the electoral system of Georgia “find” enough votes to change the election results in this state in his favor. This is evidenced by an audio recording of Saturday’s telephone conversation, which came to the disposal of the Washington Post.
On Sunday, the publication released excerpts from an hour-long conversation between Trump and Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who is also a Republican.
The newspaper writes that throughout the conversation, Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel rejected Trump’s claims, seeking to convince him that he was relying on debunked conspiracy theories regarding elections that were honestly and accurately calculated.
“The people of Georgia are outraged, the people of the country are outraged,” Trump said, according to an excerpt from a conversation published on the newspaper’s website. “There is nothing wrong with saying that, you know, we have recounted.”
“Look, this is what I want. I just want to find 11,780 votes, one more than we have. Because we won in this state, ”Trump said, according to published materials, insisting that he“ could not ”lose in this state.
The White House declined to comment. Raffensperger’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Biden’s transition office has yet to comment.
Georgia is one of several key states where Trump lost the November 3 election, and where he claims rigging took place.