Former President Donald Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” votes to overturn the election results after his loss to President Joe Biden, according to an audio recording of a phone call obtained by CNN.
Raffensperger is testifying now before the Jan. 6 committee and the panel is playing excerpts of the stunning one-hour phone call from Jan. 2, 2021. Trump lambasted his fellow Republican for refusing to falsely say that he won the election in Georgia and repeatedly touted baseless claims of election fraud.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated,” Trump said in one part of the call.
Raffensperger responded, “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.”
In another part, Trump said, “So look. 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.”
“You should want to have an accurate election. And you’re a Republican,” Trump said at one point.
“We believe that we do have an accurate election,” Raffensperger said in response.
Read the full transcript of the call and listen to the audio here and watch more of the exchange between Trump and Raffensperger in the video below: