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Trump apparently pushed for a change in the election result in Georgia

According to a report, the elected US President Donald Trump has insisted on a subsequent change in the election result in Georgia in an unusual phone call. In the hour-long conversation, Trump bluntly asked the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, who was responsible for holding the election, to “find” enough votes for him and “recalculate” the result, as the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

The newspaper also published parts of a recording of Saturday’s conversation. Trump described Raffensperger as “clueless” after the phone call on Twitter. The Republican Trump threatened his party colleague Raffensperger in the conversation that he was taking a “great risk” and that he might be guilty of a crime if he did not act against election fraud.

Georgia just lost

Trump had narrowly lost Georgia in the November 3rd election. The overall victorious Democrat Joe Biden was there with about 12,000 votes in front. The results were recounted there twice; Despite Trump’s claims, there was no evidence of electoral fraud.

During the phone call, Trump complained about the “wrong” result in Georgia and asserted that he had won the election. “I only want to find 11,780 votes (…) because we’ve won the state,” he said, according to the recording. “We won the election and it is not fair to take the victory away from us,” said Trump. Raffensperger should check the results again, demanded the incumbent US president. “But check it out with people who want to find answers,” said Trump.

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