According to a report, the elected US President Donald Trump has insisted on a subsequent change in the election results in Georgia in an unusual phone call. In an hour-long conversation, Trump bluntly asked the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, who was responsible for carrying out 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.
Should check results again
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 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,” Trump said.
Raffensperger replied according to the recording: “ We have to stand by our numbers. We believe our numbers are correct.”
The -State Secretary pointed out that the results would have passed in court. In Georgia, runoff elections for two Senate seats will also take place on Tuesday, the result of which could overturn the majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives in Washington.
The -Washington Post article stated that the “rambling and sometimes incoherent conversation” showed how “obsessed and desperate” the president was in the face of his election defeat. Trump still believes he could change the outcome in enough states to secure a second term.
Trump lost the election but continues to refuse to recognize Biden’s victory. Biden is to be sworn in as Trump’s successor on January 20th. (apa / dpa)