Georgia Secretary Of State Brad Raffensperger Investigates Trump’s ‘Find More Votes’ Call
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is formally investigating former President Donald Trump to determine if he pressured Georgia election officials to overturn the 2020 presidential election in his favor.
Walter Jones, spokesperson for Raffensperger, told Politico that “the Secretary of State’s office investigates complaints it receives,” and confirmed that the investigation will center around the phone call Trump made to Raffensperger on January 2.
“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,” said then-President Trump during the call.
While the investigation comes from the secretary of state’s office, legal action will be carried out by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.
Jason Miller, former senior adviser to Trump, said in a brief statement Monday that there was “nothing improper or untoward about a scheduled call between President Trump, Secretary Raffensperger and lawyers on both sides.”
Miller continued, “If Mr. Raffensperger didn’t want to receive calls about the election, he shouldn’t have run for Secretary of State. And the only reason the call became public was because Mr. Raffensperger leaked it in an attempt to score political points.”
During Trump’s second House impeachment hearing, the former president’s call to Raffensperger was a central piece of evidence used by House Democrats.