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Breaking News: President Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn the election, according to audio clips from a phone call.

 
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President Trump pressured Georgia's secretary of state to "find" enough votes to overturn the election, according to audio clips from a phone call.

Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:31 PM EST

Mr. Trump, who has spent almost nine weeks making false conspiracy claims about his loss to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., told Brad Raffensperger, the state's top elections official, that Mr. Raffensperger should recalculate the vote count so Mr. Trump would win the state's 16 electoral votes.

"I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have," Mr. Trump said on the call, a recording of which was obtained by The Washington Post, which published excerpts from the audio on its website Sunday. "Because we won the state."

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