Listen to the full audio of Pres. Trump pressuring the Georgia secretary of State
In an astounding phone call, President Donald Trump for over an hour berated and threatened Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, repeating various false claims about voter fraud and begging the Republican official to overturn the election results.
In the recording, Raffensperger was subject to intense pressure from Trump, who told the Republican secretary of state that he was taking “a big risk” by not adhering to Trump’s demands to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s nearly 13,000-vote victory in the state .
During the call, Raffensperger and a general counsel from his office dismissed several of Trump’s claims about the vote, telling the president that the election was secure and that his allegations of widespread voter fraud throughout the state were not based on valid evidence.