In a 7 p.m. phone call Wednesday night, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani begged a senator to delay the session to certify the Electoral College “ideally until the end of tomorrow.” 

In the chaos that consumed the Capitol building, Giuliani left a voice message for Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama), who planned to object to the certification on Wednesday, but reached a different number. 

“I want to discuss with you how they’re trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you,” Giuliani said. “And I know they’re reconvening at 8 tonight, but it … the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow — ideally until the end of tomorrow. I know McConnell is doing everything he can to rush it, which is kind of a kick in the head because it’s one thing to oppose us, it’s another thing not to give us a fair opportunity to contest it.”

“So if you could object to every state and, along with a congressman, get a hearing for every state, I know we would delay you a lot,” Giuliani said, “but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote, particularly after what McConnell did today.”

Giuliani has been contesting the 2020 presidential election results in courts consistently since November, but has not uncovered any cases of widespread voter fraud and has lost every case.

Giuliani accidentally left this message on the phone of a different senator, who then shared it with The Dispatch.

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