President Donald Trump put forth a dizzying array of fuzzy accounting and outright false claims in an extraordinary phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State seeking a reversal of his election defeat, fabricating a slew of votes that he said should’ve been counted in his favor.
In the hourlong conversation Saturday with Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, Trump suggested that the Republican “find” enough votes to hand Trump the victory.
The Associated Press obtained the full audio of Trump’s conversation with Georgia officials from a person on the call.
A look at Trump’s claims on the call and how they compare with reality:
Trump: “If we can go over some of the numbers, I think it’s pretty clear we won, we won very substantially in Georgia.”
The Facts: No, Trump lost Georgia in an election the state has certified for Democrat Joe Biden. Republican election officials have affirmed the election was conducted and counted fairly.
With ballots counted three times, including once by hand, Georgia’s certified totals show Trump lost to Biden by 11,779 votes out of nearly 5 million cast. Raffensperger certified the totals with officials saying they’ve found no evidence that Trump won.
No credible claims of fraud