By: Jeff Dunetz
This article was originally published on The Lid and is reprinted with permission.
After first saying they wouldn’t, the Washington Post released the full recording and transcript of President Trump’s conference call with Georgia secretary of state Raffensperger. What is clear is that the Washington Post selectively edited their initial release and gave it a misleading headline, ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor.”
The WAPO claimed that in his talk with Raffensperger, Trump “repeatedly urged him to alter the outcome of the presidential vote in the state.” The WAPO lied. When you read the full transcript below what becomes obvious is that Trump was not asking Raffensberger to cheat or commit voter fraud. The President made his case that there was voter fraud in Georgia The transcript/full audio shows Trump demanding an honest accounting of the ballots, which he says would give him more than 11,000 votes. Trump laid out numerous examples of double voting, dead people voting, and other ballot irregularities and anomalies…He went over each of the claims of miscounting and voter fraud in Georgia and asked the Secretary of State to explain why he didn’t believe them to be legitimate–that’s it. The Washington Post was simply trying to slime President Trump. In fact, one of the last things the president says to Raffensberger was “And Brad. We just want the truth. It’s simple.”
On the line with the president were White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several lawyers, including longtime conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell and Georgia-based attorney Kurt Hilbert. Raffensperger was joined by his office’s general counsel, Ryan Germany, and Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs.
Here is the full audio:
You can read the transcript at The Lid.