President Trump pushes Ga. secy of state to reexamine election results

Donald Trump demands Georgia officials 'find' votes to tilt election in leaked call

Trump even told the top Georgia official that he was "taking a big risk".

Trump, who is refusing to acknowledge his election loss to Biden, until recently held back from allowing government agencies to cooperate with Biden's team, as is the custom.

Georgia certified election results show that Trump's Democratic opponent Joe Biden won the state's November 3 election by 11,779 votes. "And there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you've recalculated".

Meanwhile, voters for Georgia go vote again on Tuesday to elect two senators for di state.

"In threatening these officials with vague "criminal" consequences, and in encouraging them to "find" additional votes and hire investigators who "want to find answers", the President may have also subjected himself to additional criminal liability", Nadler said. ".which is one more than we have", he added.

Trump has waged an all-out fight against the election results. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes.

President Donald Trump and his allies have spread claims of fraud since the election, however none have held up in court and the Justice Department said it found no evidence of fraud that would affect the outcome.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Cleta Mitchell were also on the call.

Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller, on Sunday, tweeted that the "full recording will show that @GaSecofState is still a hack, @realDonaldTrump is spot-on in his criticisms of the bad job Raffensperger did, all of the officials running Georgia's elections are trash, and @POTUS won the state".

Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond, said Trump is guilty of "reprehensible and, possibly illegal, conduct".

At one point he speaks of a rumour that ballots had been shredded and voting machinery removed from Fulton County in the state, which Raffensperger's lawyer said was not the case. 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!"

"To say that I am troubled by President Trump's attempt to manipulate the votes of Georgians would be an understatement", wrote David Worley in an email. "The truth will come out".

Carl Bernstein, one of the reporters who helped bring down Nixon's presidency, called it "the ultimate smoking gun tape".

After the release, the White House declined to comment. Democrat leaders, on the other hand, lashed out at Trump for the phone call.

Senator Richard J Durbin from IL said the call was "more than a pathetic, rambling, delusional rant".

Durbin added: "The president is unhinged and risky".

The president continues to create turbulence for Loeffler and Perdue by questioning Biden's narrow victory in Georgia and the reliability of the state's election systems. Biden is set to take charge as president on January 20.

The Trump campaign and its supporters have tried and failed to convince judges of election irregularities in Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada, all of which were critical to Biden's victory. The result could determine the balance of power in the Senate - if the two Democrat contenders win, then there will be equal numbers of Republican and Democratic senators and Democratic Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will have the deciding vote.

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