Georgia Indictment Looms: Unraveling the Trump-Raffensperger Call and its Impact Amidst Controversial Charges.
Georgia Indictment of Trump
- Expected indictment against former President Donald Trump in Fulton County, Georgia, possibly this week.
- The charges may involve Trump and his associates using undue pressure to persuade state officials to reverse the 2020 presidential election results.
- Aggressive challenges in the state aimed at overturning the election outcome are central to the indictment.
Misinterpretation of the Trump-Raffensperger Call
- The indictment might be based on a phone call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
- Critics claim Trump said, “find me the votes,” implying that Trump was pressuring Raffensperger to make nearly 12,000 votes appear by any means necessary. However, the correct quote shines a different light on the claim, as the actual words were:
“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.”
- The accurate quote suggests Trump’s team strongly believed they won the state, attributing Biden’s slim victory to either miscounting or uncounted votes.
- The call, considered proof of voting fraud by some, was more like a settlement discussion, where Trump’s team and state officials discussed differences and the demand for a statewide recount.
- Some see the statement not as a call for fraud, but a rebuttal to dismissive claims against a recount.
Trump’s Reaction and Fulton County DA
- Trump has been critical of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, accusing her of ignoring crime in Atlanta while pursuing his politically-motivated indictment.
- This indictment would be the fourth one against Trump, further fueling his accusations against Willis.