Georgia Opens Criminal Investigation into Trump’s Election Call

Fulton County prosecutors have started investigating former President Donald J. Trump’s January phone call to the Georgia secretary of state asking him to “find” votes.

David Worley of Georgia’s state election board introduced the motion at a recent board meeting which urged the state attorney general, Chris Carr to open a criminal investigation into Trump’s phone calls with state election officials.

Trump reportedly pressured secretary Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to help him reverse his loss.

“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump allegedly said in his call.

An unnamed Georgia official said that Fani Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County, has asked Raffensperger and other officials to keep documents about Trump’s call.

“The secretary of state’s office investigates complaints it receives. Any further legal efforts will be left to the attorney general,” said Walter Jones, a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office.

Legal experts explained that Trump may be found guilty of conspiracy to commit election fraud, criminal solicitation to commit election fraud, and intentional interference with the performance of election duties because of the call he made.

The said violations are punishable by fines or imprisonment and could pose more problems for Trump who is currently facing other cases and lawsuits.

Apart from the state of Georgia, Democrat representatives Kathleen Rice, of New York, and Ted Lieu, of California, asked the FBI for a criminal investigation into the call last month.

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