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Georgia’s top election officials reject Trump call to ‘find’ more votes

ATLANTA Georgia — 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 cited disproven claims of fraud and raises the prospect of a “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count.

But at a news conference on Monday afternoon, the office of Georgia's top elections official again pushed back against the president’s assertions.

Gabriel Sterling, the voting systems implementation manager for the Secretary of State's office, echoed his boss in saying that Trump is relying on debunked theories.

“It was pretty obvious pretty early on that we’d debunked every one of those theories early on,” Raffensperger told ABC News earlier Monday, “but President Trump continues to believe them.”

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.”

Georgia counted its votes three times before certifying Biden’s win by a 11,779-vote margin.

In an interview Monday, Raffensperger told The Associated Press that he is confident in Georgia’s general election outcome, despite an electoral college challenge supported by some Republicans in Congress.

“If they support a challenge of the electors for Georgia, they’re wrong, dead wrong,” Raffensperger said. Members of Congress will have to make a decision about the other states, he added, “but in Georgia, we did get it right. I’m not happy with the result, as a Republican, but it is the right result based on the numbers that we saw cast.”

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      1. Typical Sore Loser! Calm down Bro!! You’ll get a chance for a Republican president in about 12 years. And by that time the Trumptard will be too old and Fat to run for president. Meanwhile, enjoy your Democrat presidency.

  1. Don Corleone–I mean, Trump—still trying to STEAL the election from the American people. WON’T HAPPEN!! Trump the Skunk, aka, wannabe Mafioso will be forcibly removed from the the White House grounds in 2 weeks. I would love for him to be handcuffed and hog tied to remove him from the White House if that’s what it takes!!!

    1. The Pussygrabber will need all his millions to stay out of prison. After all his money is gone he will depend on his Hillbilly Nation to send him some money to pay the rent. Serves him Right!!!

    1. The bank officers who were the only people left in the world who would have anything to do with the orange buffoon and his failing businesses have ‘resigned’ from DeutscheBank in anticipation of the indictments coming from the Manhattan DA’s office.

  2. EVERYBODY knows there’s ZERO chance of Congress overturning the Election and that includes all the Dumbasses in the House and the Senate who will whoop and holler on Wednesday that Trump lost because the gears were switched on the Dominion voting machines. Know what?? They know there was no election fraud but they are just putting on a show for Trump supporters so they themselves won’t lose their jobs. These idiots are choosing to follow the Trump Shit Show to wherever it leads, and never mind respecting the US constitution.

  3. Trump in debt of about 1 Billion dollars owed to Banks and unknown(won’t reveal who he owes to) debtors. Has a debt of about 460 million due in about 4 years. Under Investigation by New York DA for bank fraud. WHAT??? No wonder he is fighting Tooth and Nail to stay in the White House where he is safe from Debtors!!

  4. …According to Bloomberg, Trump owes tens of millions of dollars to the Bank of China??? What? Has no obvious plan HOW he will pay all his debts once his Ass leaves the White House. He will have to claim Bankruptcy or try to play a Shell Game with the little amount of assets he still has. What a Moron!!

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