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In a call, Trump demands Georgia officials to "find 11,780 votes" to overturn election

According to an hourlong audio recording of a phone call, President Donald Trump demanded that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger "find 11,780 votes" to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

"I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have, because we won the state," the President said in the recording that was obtained by the Washington Post.

When told by Raffensperger that he believed the state had " an accurate election", Trump replied by: "No, no, no, you don’t, you don’t have, you don’t have, not even close. You guys, you’re off by hundreds of thousands of votes."

"You know what they did and you’re not reporting it. You know, that’s a criminal — that’s a criminal offense. And you know, you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer. That’s a big risk," Trump added.

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