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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Georgia SOS Launches Investigation Into Trump Phone Call

What Happened:

  • On Monday, it was announced that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) has initiated an investigation into former president Trump's attempts to overturn the state's election results.

  • The investigation will include a phone call the former president made directly to Raffensperger himself in which he asked the Secretary of State to "find" the votes needed to overturn the election results.

  • In the audio of the phone call, which was made public, Trump can be heard saying "All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state."

  • Raffensperger, a Republican, has repeatedly disavowed Trump's claims that he won the election in Georgia and defended the integrity of Georgia's voting system saying there is no credible proof of voter fraud or anything that would have changed the outcome of the state's election.

  • A representative of the SOS's office said the investigation is fact-finding and that any legal efforts will be "left to the Attorney General."

  • The announcement of the investigation comes just one day before Trump's second impeachment trial is set to begin in which he has been charged with incitement of an insurrection for his role in the Capitol Hill riot of Jan 6.

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