Graham’s Call With Georgia Official Part of Election Probe: Report

A Georgia prosecutor plans to examine a phone call between U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Georgia’s secretary of state as part of a criminal investigation into whether former President Donald Trump or his allies broke state law in trying to influence the results of the election, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will look into the call Graham made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger 10 days after the Nov. 3 election, the Post reported, citing an unnamed person familiar with the probe.

Graham, a Republican and a close Trump ally, asked Raffensperger whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain counties, Raffensperger has told the Post.

Raffensperger said Graham appeared to be asking him to improperly find a way to set aside legally cast ballots, according to the newspaper.

A spokesman for Graham, Kevin Bishop, called the accusation “ridiculous.” He said Graham was asking Raffensperger how the signature verification process worked and the senator never asked him to disqualify a ballot by anyone.

Bishop said Graham has not been notified of any probe of the call.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and Raffensperger’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Reuters.

Willis is investigating Trump after a Jan. 2 phone call he made pressuring Raffensperger to overturn the state’s election results based on unfounded voter fraud claims.

In the call with Raffensperger, which was recorded, Trump says: “All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” referring to the narrow margin of President Joe Biden’s victory in the state, one of a handful of swing states that cost Trump the White House.

(Reporting by Eric Beech, Susan Cornwell, Makini Brice and Michael Perry)

Responses

  1. phone calls
    missing votes
    strong arm
    schemes
    It’s all part of politics
    And they have us commenting about it…….
    Very interesting
    But this Graham guy is also wild; one minute guilty next minute innocent one minute no security next minute full security one minute vote to impeach next minute vote to acquit
    Wild !
    These people are wild characters!
    My friend can’t finish her screen play until we know the final outcome here. And she’s pitching to abc first followed by the other nation networks so if it gets picked up it’ll be available for everyone to watch not one specific network that half the country won’t watch.
    Wild I’m telling you, just wild!

  2. “A Georgia prosecutor plans to examine a phone call between U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Georgia’s secretary of state as part of a criminal investigation into whether former President Donald Trump or his allies broke state law in trying to influence the results of the election.” Article

    It’s about time.

    1. The REAL QUESTION – Why didn’t the georgia secretary tell the rest of the world that he actually DID FIND THE MISSING VOTES….
      It’s about time he comes clean…

    2. Are you Don Lemon? Not to worry. Lindsey will do nothing as usual. Maybe he can mud wrestle with Abrams

    3. I want Graham to face consequences for what he’s done! I supported and voted for Jaime but the South is still in the Jim Crow era to a degree.

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