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Trump’s phone call to overturn election results ‘not normal’ –Georgia election official



Trump’s phone call to overturn election results ‘not normal’ –Georgia election official

A top Republican elections official, Gabriel Sterling has described the phone call put through by outgoing US President, Donald Trump in his attempt to overturn election results as ‘not normal’.

Sterling was reacting to a recording in which President Trump was heard pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” enough votes to give him the victory over President-elect Joe Biden.

“It’s not normal, out of place, nobody I know who is president would do something like that to a secretary of state,” Georgia voting systems implementation manager Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, told reporters Monday.

READ ALSO: In leaked call, Trump presses Georgia election official to ‘find 11,780 votes’

Trump had ordered Georgia’s top election official to ‘find 11,780 votes’ and recalculate the state’s presidential election results in his favour, in a leaked call obtained by Washington Post on Sunday.

In the hour-long phone call, Trump also warned the official that he was taking “a big risk” if he did not comply as he continued his attempts to overturn the election results in Georgia, where President-elect Joe Biden won by a margin of 11,779 votes.

In the call embattled Trump told Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that; “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.”

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