Donald Trump, in an expansive, unprecedented hour-long conversation with the Georgian foreign minister on Saturday night, urged him to find enough votes to undo his defeat at Joe Biden in the southern state.
& # 39; Look. I just want to do this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, one more than us. Because we won the state, ”Trump said during the leaked call received by the Washington Post and partially published on Sunday.
The recording of the conversation shows a desperate president berating Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, for doing anything to change the outcome of the presidential election in Georgia.
In an hour-long conversation with Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (pictured) on Saturday, Donald Trump demanded that he "find" enough votes to undo Joe Biden's victory in Georgia
A recording of the call shows Trump flattering, threatening and begging with Raffensperger
"The people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry," said Trump on the call. "And there is nothing wrong with saying that you recalculated."
"Well, Mr President, the challenge you have is that the data you have is wrong," replied Raffensperger.
In one of the Post's as incoherent conversation full of gossip from the President, Trump kept repeating, "There is no way I lost Georgia."
& # 39; There is no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes, ”Trump complained.
The President tweeted shortly after the call was announced: "Sorry, but the number of votes in the swing states we are talking about is HUGE and absolutely RESULTS!"
"Only the Democrats and some RINOs would dare to deny this – even though they know it is true!" he went on.
"The swing states have now come close to obeying the dictates of their state legislation," he continued in a second tweet. "The electoral laws of these states" were enacted by local judges and politicians, not by their legislators, and therefore, before they even come to irregularities and fraud, they are CONSTITUTIONLESS! "
Throughout the appeal, the foreign minister rejected Trump's claims about the election, claiming he was relying on exposed theories – even when the president flattered, begged and threatened vague consequences.
At one point, Trump said Raffensperger took "a big risk" by failing to act to reverse the results.
Raffensperger also claimed in the call that Joe Biden's 12,779-vote win in Georgia was fair and accurate.
Reports of the call come after Trump vaguely tweeted about the conversation Sunday morning, claiming Raffensperger had no idea what happened in the election.
I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and electoral fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling or unable to answer questions such as "under the table ballot paper" scams, ballot paper destruction, "out-of-state voters", dead voters and more. He has no idea! & # 39; Trump posted.
He also tweeted warning Republicans of possible electoral fraud in Georgia as two Senate runoff elections begin to determine control of the upper chamber.
Georgia Republicans must watch out for Fulton County's political corruption, which is rampant. The governor @BrianKempGA and his puppet Lt. Governor @GeoffDuncanGA have done less than nothing. You are a shame to the great people of Georgia! & # 39; He tweeted regarding the Republican governor.
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