May 16, 2022

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US election: Georgia state officials speak after Trump call leaked | LIVE

Officials from Georgia’s Secretary of State office are expected to hold a press conference on Monday amid fallout over a phone call that took place on Saturday with President Donald Trump in which the president pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election.

In the phone call, Trump repeatedly cited disproven claims of fraud and raised the prospect of "criminal offence" if officials did not change the vote count, according to a recording of the conversation obtained by multiple news outlets including the Associated Press.

Raffensperger and other Georgia officials are heard pushing back repeatedly against the president’s assertions, telling him he’s relying on debunked theories and, in one case, selectively edited video.

The call has resulted in swift criticism from Democrats and some Republicans, with two Democratic members calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate the call, and one lawmaker saying he would move a resolution in the House of Representatives to censure the president.

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