President Trump remains furious that he lost the presidential election.
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President Donald Trump demanded that the Georgia secretary of state find the votes he lacked to turn the general election result in his favor.
The Washington Post revealed the content of a call from Trump to Brad Raffensperger, who is the official in charge of the electoral processes of Georgia, one of the states that consolidated the victory of Joe Biden.
Trump even threatened Raffensperger with criminal prosecution.
“Look, what I want is for you to seek the 11,780 votes, which is one more of what we have, because we won that state, “Trump said in part of the conversation. “The people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry (…) And there is nothing wrong with saying, you know? I think your calculations have failed you“.
Here you can listen to the call:
Raffensperger ignored Trump’s claims. The election results will be certified by Congress on Wednesday despite opposition from lawmakers allied to Trump.
Trump has filed dozens of unsuccessful lawsuits to challenge the outcome without evidence in several key states where Biden won, and has also pressured state officials, including Georgia, to manipulate the American vote.
Biden’s victory became definitively official on December 14, when it was confirmed by the US Electoral College.
However, Trump has remained steadfast in his defiance of the election and hopes to overturn the result on January 6, when the two houses of Congress meet to ratify Biden’s victory, in a symbolic gesture that has won more. importance due to the opposition of the president.
The battle for Georgia
Georgia has become a key state for America’s future in the short term.
On January 5, Georgia holds elections in which the two senators who will occupy the two seats corresponding to that state in the Senate will be chosen, something that will help to decide which party has the majority in that chamber.
With information from EFE