Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in an excerpt of his new book that former President Donald Trump’s phone call urging him to “find” 11,780 votes in the state followed his appearance on Fox News decrying claims the election was stolen.
Raffensperger, a Republican who has been critical of the unproven claims of widespread election fraud, appeared on Cavuto Live on January 2, and said, “We did an audit of the race. President Trump still lost. Then we did a full recount. President Trump still lost.”
While driving back from the TV studio, Raffensperger learned the former president wanted to have the call—which he took later that day at his home, according to an excerpt from Integrity Counts, published by The Daily Beast.