Harris calls Trump’s attempt a “blatant and audacious abuse of power”
The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, has had a long telephone call with the Secretary of State of the State of Georgia, Brad Raffensberger, in which he would have pressured him to “seek” enough votes to turn around the result of the November 3 presidential election, in which Trump was defeated by the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
The newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ has reported on this conversation and has published that it has a recording of it that lasts more than an hour. In it, Trump calls on Raffensperger to “seek 11,780 votes, one more than we have, because we won in that state.” Biden’s lead over Trump was 12,700 votes.
“It is not possible that Georgia lost. It is not possible. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes,” Trump says in the recording. “The people of Georgia are angry. The people of the country are angry and there is nothing wrong with saying, how to say … that you have recalculated,” he adds. “Good, Mr. President. The resource you have, the data you have, are wrong,” Raffensperger responds.
Trump himself has posted on his personal Twitter account that he spoke to Raffensperger on Saturday and addressed issues such as the outcome in Fulton County or “voting fraud in Georgia.” “I was not willing or able to answer questions about under-table vote fraud, ballot destruction, out-of-state ‘voters’, dead voters and more. I had no idea!”
Raffensperger, for his part, also replied via Twitter: “With all due respect, President Trump: what you are saying is not true. The truth will come out.”
From Raffensperger’s office they have recalled that the investigation of the elections has not yielded any case of unregistered voters, although there are “a handful” of alleged cases of votes on behalf of deceased persons.
As for the so-called “votes under the table” they refer to the electoral briefcases that are used to transport the votes and that are kept under the tables during the voting process, for which the electoral authorities have ruled out that it is a fraud.
“BOLD AND BOLD ABUSE OF POWER”
For her part, the vice president-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris, has referred to Trump’s attempt to reverse the result in Georgia as a “blatant and audacious abuse of power”, which shows “the voice of despair” of the still tenant of the White House, as collected by The Hill.
It is a campaign act for the second round for the Senate precisely in the state of Georgia – in which two senators will be elected – Harris has also criticized Trump for saying that this election, which will be crucial in determining whether the Republicans or the Democrats will get a majority in the House, it is “illegal” and “invalid”.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin has assured that this call by the president “merits nothing less than a criminal investigation” as it is “more than a delusional and pathetic tirade.”
But not only among the ranks of Democrats has Trump received criticism, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger has used his Twitter account to describe the New York mogul’s request as something “absolutely appalling” and has recommended “to every member of Congress who is considering oppose the election results “which” should not be done in light of this, with a clear conscience. “