The spotlight has been on Georgia as evidence of election fraud continues to be ignored. On Saturday, President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had a telephone call concerning election integrity and transparency. Throughout the call, the president stressed the need for full and transparent audits and public access.
I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the “ballots under table” scam, ballot destruction, out of state “voters”, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
Also on the call was Raffensperger’s lawyer Ryan Germany, GA Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and Trump campaign attorney Cleta Mitchell.
On Sunday, the Washington Post released a heavily edited version of the call that suggested Trump was demanding votes from his Republican colleagues. Despite the call being characterized by mainstream media as Trump “threatening” Georgia officials for 11,780 votes, at no time during the call does the president threaten anyone for votes, nor does he indicate he wants votes created or fabricated.
In fact, according to David Shafer, chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia, the call was a “confidential settlement discussion” regarding ongoing election litigation in a lawsuit filed by Trump on New Year’s Eve in U.S District Court in Atlanta, and is “confidential under federal and state law.” In the lawsuit, the president asks the court to decertify the Georgia election before Congress votes Wednesday. A hearing is set for Tuesday.
The audio published by @TheWashingtonPost is heavily edited and omits the stipulation that all discussions were for the purpose of settling litigation and confidential under federal and state law.