According to the testimony of Tuesday hearing on the insurrection.
“‘I just want to find 11,780 votes,'” Raffensperger said, Trump told him during a phone call. “I need 11,000 votes, give me a break.”
Audio released by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack depicts an increasingly frantic Trump, with the former president’s demands of Raffensperger becoming more explicit over time. Audience members in the Cannon Caucus room, where the January 6 hearings are taking place, laughed throughout the audio clips.
“I think you’re going to find that they’re destroying the ballots, because they have to get rid of them,” Trump said in a phone call to Raffensperger. “The ballots are corrupt.”
Raffensperger said he stands by his position that Georgia’s elections were not rigged or prone to fraud.
“What I knew was that we had no votes to find,” Raffensperger told the panel on Tuesday. “There was no shredding of ballots.”
Tuesday was the fourth day of hearings on the Jan. 6 uprising. The next hearing, led by a nine-member House Select Committee, will be on Thursday.
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