Trump continued, “We won this election in Georgia based on all of this. There’s nothing wrong with saying that, Brad. The people of Georgia are angry and these numbers are going to be repeated on Monday night,” he said, adding: “There’s nothing wrong with saying that you’ve recalculated.”
“I just want to find 11,780 votes” – one more than the vote gap between him and Biden, who became the first Democrat to win the state since 1992.
“It’s pretty clear that we won. We won pretty substantially. And you even see it by rally size,” Trump said.
“There’s just no way. Look, there’s no way. There’s no way.”
The conversation got heated as the two argued as to the validity of the data.
“Mr. President, the problem you have with social media is that people can say anything.”
“No, this isn’t social media. This is Trump media,” the president responded. “You should want to have an accurate election and you’re a Republican.”
“We believe we do have an accurate election,” Raffensperger replied.
“No you don’t. No. No you don’t. You don’t have it — not even close.”
Among the people on the call were Raffensperger, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several aides and attorneys. At one point, Meadows urged Georgia officials “in the spirit of cooperation and compromise” to find a path forward that doesn’t involve the court system.
“The state is in turmoil over this. I know you would like to get to the bottom of it,” Trump said, chastising Raffensperger for a recent TV appearance where he said there’s no systemic election fraud.
“People should be happy to have an accurate count, instead of an election where there’s turmoil. There’s turmoil in Georgia and other places — you’re not the only one. We have other states I believe will be flipping to us very shortly.”