CBS News’ “60 Minutes” learned that the call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger on January 2 was not the first attempt by President Trump to influence the state’s election results. A source told 60 Minutes that last month, the president himself called one of the investigators of the Georgia Secretary of State.
People who received the phone message said Trump told investigators that if they found evidence of fraud, they would be “national heroes.” But investigators found no evidence. A few days later, Ravensperger will also reject Trump. The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comment from the White House department of CBS News.
Call on January 2. According to the voice of the phone, the president told Raffensperger, “This is what I want to do. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is more than us. Because we won the state election.” The Washington Post first reported the content of the call and published it. Up audio. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (Mark Meadows) also participated in the discussion.
I heard Trump say in the recording: “The people of Georgia are angry, and the people of that country are angry.” “And, you know, you have recalculated. There is nothing wrong with it.”
Raffensperger, a Republican, opposed Trump’s proposal and told him that “your data is wrong.” He also repeatedly told Mr. Trump that the election results were accurate and rejected the president’s baseless claims. Mr. Trump lost the presidential election in Georgia by 11779 votes and was elected President Biden. Congress calculated the electoral college votes and reiterated Biden’s victory.