Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has come out and stated that Fulton County District Attorney is considering an investigation into a recently released phone call between President Trump and himself, in which he seemed to pressure the secretary of state into trying to find additional votes that could impact the outcome of the election.
Of course, the reality here is that President Trump was demanding that Raffensperger locate votes for him did not mean to fabricate ballots, but to find the ones that were supposed to be for him in the first place. The number of the votes being sought is believed to be more than 11,000.
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Raffensperger made the admission in a Monday morning interview on Good Morning America, a day after the Washington Post published the audio of the phone call. During the call, Trump urged Raffensperger to find more than 11,000 votes for the president.
Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos asked him if he planned to open an investigation, to which Raffensperger said, “I believe that because I had a conversation with the president — also, he had a conversation with our chief investigator after we did the signature match audit of Cobb County last week — there may be a conflict of interest.”
He added: ”I understand that the Fulton County district attorney wants to look at it. Maybe that’s the appropriate venue for it to go.”
In the phone call, which the White House has not disputed, Trump urged Raffensperger to reexamine the election with people who “want to find answers,” adding that Ryan Germany, a general counsel in the secretary of state’s office, could face prosecution if they don’t do what he demanded.
“You should want to have an accurate election. And you’re a Republican,” the president said. “You know what they did, and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal offense, and you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk.”
Raffensperger stated that this was the first conversation between the two of them, although the White House did make a few attempts to contact him on more than a dozen occasions since Election Day.
“I never believed it was appropriate to speak to the president, but he pushed out. I guess he had his staff push us. They wanted a call. The challenge that we have — first of all, we’re in a litigation mode with the president’s team against the state of Georgia,” Raffensperger said. “Whenever you say anything, then you do have to have your advisers there. They had to have their advisers there, with lawyers. And so I just preferred not to talk to someone when we’re in litigation. We let the lawyers handle it. But we took the call, and we had a conversation.”
No matter how you cut the cheese, Raffensperger is not doing his job. If he were, then he would take the allegations of voter fraud more seriously and do his duty to protect the integrity of our election system so that we can preserve our way of life for future generations.