During the talk, the president repeatedly asked Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to "find" the more than 11,000 ballots that are suspected of being fraudulent based on poll worker affidavits - the number is also above the amount needed to surmount the difference between Trump and Biden in the state, hence overturning the state in his favor. The media of course took this as the key and left the rest of the conversation out - as Trump implored Raffensperger to allow Fulton county to be fully audited including siganture audits on mail in ballots that came from out of state.
A researcher at the Department of Justice on Tuesday released a 25-page report indicating a high probability of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. World-renown economist John Lott Ph.D., examined election results from Pennsylvania and Georgia, as well as potential election fraud in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin.
“This paper’s approach allows us to quantify how large a potential problem vote fraud and other abnormalities might be in the 2020 election,” Dr. Lott wrote.
White House advisor Peter Navarro heralded Lott’s study results on Twitter: "Hot off press, new Lott study estimates 11,350 absentee votes lost to @potus Trump in Georgia. Another 289,000 "excess (fraudulent) votes" across GA, AZ, MI, NV, PA, WI. As promised this a.m. on Bannon's War Room. Postpone GA Cesspool election!!"
"The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you’ve recalculated," Trump told Raffensperger before examining the secretary about a "rumor" that ballots for him were "shredded" in Fulton County, which is home to Atlanta, the state's largest city and a major Democratic bastion.
"All I want to do is this," the president proceeded. "I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state."
The secretary is heard in the limited audio delivered by the Post rebuffing the president's allegations, calling his assumed details "wrong" and implying that he would not comply with the president's requests.
At another time in the call, the audio reported by the Post reports that Trump associated his fate in the state, as well as Raffensperger's motions in the days preceding, to whether Georgia GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue would hold on to their seats in the state's upcoming runoff election.
"You have a big election coming up and because of what you’ve done to the president — you know, the people of Georgia know that this was a scam. Because of what you’ve done to the president, a lot of people aren’t going out to vote, and a lot of Republicans are going to vote negative, because they hate what you did to the president," the president told Raffensperger before adding that the Republican official would be "respected, really respected, if this can be straightened out before the election."