Morning Jolt: Trump’s New Year’s Resolution: ‘Find 11,780 Votes’ in Georgia

Welcome to 2021. We start the year off with a doozy, President Trump and his team calling up Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and spending an hour whining, cajoling, and fuming that he won't just "find 11,780 votes."

No, Mr. President, Georgia Can't Just 'Recalculate' the Vote So That You Win

Perhaps it was inevitable, from the moment Trump descended that escalator to begin his presidential campaign, that he would end up in an ugly, pathetic, desperate situation like the one Saturday.

On the phone with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, joined on the call by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Cleta Mitchell, Trump declared to Raffensperger, "I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state."

The full transcript and audio can be found here. ...

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Trump's New Year's Resolution: 'Find 11,780 Votes' in Georgia

Welcome to 2021. We start the year off with a doozy, President Trump and his team calling up Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger and spending an hour whining, cajoling, and fuming that he won't just "find 11,780 votes."

No, Mr. President, Georgia Can't Just 'Recalculate' the Vote So That You Win

Perhaps it was inevitable, from the moment Trump descended that escalator to begin his presidential campaign, that he would end up in an ugly, pathetic, desperate situation like the one Saturday.

On the phone with Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, joined on the call by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Cleta Mitchell, Trump declared to Raffensperger, "I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state."

The full transcript and audio can be found here. ...   READ MORE

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