Advertisement

Home / World / Donald Trump in taped call pressured poll official

Donald Trump in taped call pressured poll official

The US President had asked the official to 'find' enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
File picture

Reuters   |   Washington   |   Published 05.01.21, 02:02 AM

US President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to a recording of the hour-long call published by the Washington Post on Sunday.

 The Saturday call was the latest move in Trump’s two-month effort insisting that his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in the November 3 election was the result of widespread voter fraud.

Trump’s call to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger came as some of Trump’s allies in the US Congress plan to object to the formal certification of Biden’s victory on Wednesday. Biden won by a margin of 306-232 in the state-by-state Electoral College.

 On the call, which was released by the Post, Trump repeatedly pressures Raffensperger to declare that Trump has won more votes than Biden.



Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
 
 
 
Copyright © 2020 The Telegraph. All rights reserved.