President Trump reportedly pressured a Georgia elections investigator to “find the fraud” during a December phone call.
The investigator, whom the Washington Post did not name in its report over concerns that he or she might be targeted, was called by the president on Dec. 23, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Raffensperger, however, said he was unfamiliar with the specifics of the call. Those were filled in by the outlet’s sources.
The investigator was looking into allegations of ballot fraud in Cobb County when they got the call from the president, who said they had an opportunity to be a “national hero.”
“That was an ongoing investigation,” Raffensperger said. “I don’t believe that an elected official should be involved in that process.”
On Jan. 2, the president called Raffensperger, saying, “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” adding that the secretary was taking “a big risk” by not further pursuing claims of election fraud,