Thursday, January 21, 2021

Trump allegedly tells Georgia election official to rig votes against Biden

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US President Donald Trump has been recorded telling Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to overturn the presidential election result.

“I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Mr Trump told Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a recording released.

Mr Raffensperger is heard replying that Georgia’s results were correct.

Joe Biden won Georgia alongside other swing states, winning 306 electoral college votes to Mr Trump’s 232.

Since the 3rd November vote, Mr Trump has been alleging widespread electoral fraud without providing any evidence.

All 50 states have certified the election result, some after recounts and legal appeals.

So far, US courts have rejected 60 challenges to Mr Biden’s win.

Congress is due to formally approve the election result on Wednesday.