Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

Trump tells Georgia election official to 'find' votes to overturn Biden win
Mr Trump has been alleging widespread voterfraud without providing any evidence. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: President Donald Trump has been recorded telling top Georgia election official to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden win in the election.

In a recording released by the Washington Post, Mr Trump told Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “I just want to find 11,780 votes.”

But the Georgia election official is heard replying that the results were correct.

Joe Biden, a Democrat, won Georgia alongside other swing states, winning 306 electoral college votes to Mr Trump’s 232.

Since the election, Mr Trump has been alleging widespread voterfraud without providing any evidence.

All 50 states have certified the election result, some after legal appeals and recounts. So far, US courts have rejected 60 challenges to Joe Biden’s win.

The US Congress is due to formally approve the election result on 6 January.

Mr Biden is due to be inaugurated as president on 20 January.

Georgia voters are due to vote again on Tuesday to elect two senators for the state. The result could determine the balance of power in the Senate as well as Biden presidency.

If the two Democrat contenders win, then there will be equal numbers of Democratic and Republican senators, and Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-president-elect, will have the deciding vote.

Mr Biden’s party already control the lower House of Representatives.

In other developments, all 10 living former US defence secretaries have wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post, urging Mr Trump not to question the election results.

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