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Amy Gardner, National Political Reporter at the Washington Post joins Nikki Medoro on Monday morning to discuss Trump pressuring Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor.
President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election. In the call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, which was recorded, Trump repeatedly cites disproven claims of fraud and raises the prospect of a “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count. Saturday’s phone call was the latest step in an unprecedented effort by a sitting president to press a state official to reverse the outcome of a free and fair election that he lost. Trump told Raffensperger: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.” Reports Jeff Amy, Darlene Superville and Jonathon Lemire.
In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump tells Georgia secretary of state “So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break.”
Listen to the full conversation between Nikki Medoro and Amy Gardner below.