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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 07:05 PM

Georgia Officials Review Trump Phone Call as Scrutiny Intensifies.

Source: New York Times

ATLANTA — The office of Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, on Monday started an investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s attempts to overturn the state’s election results, including a phone call he made to Mr. Raffensperger in which Mr. Trump pressured him to “find” enough votes to reverse his loss.

Such inquiries are “fact-finding and administrative in nature,” the secretary’s office said, and are a routine step when complaints are received about electoral matters. Findings are typically brought before the Republican-controlled state board of elections, which decides whether to refer them for prosecution to the state attorney general or another agency.

The move comes as Fani Willis, the Democratic district attorney of Fulton County, which encompasses much of Atlanta, is weighing whether to begin a criminal inquiry of her own. A spokesman for Ms. Willis declined to comment on Monday.

The January call was one of several attempts Mr. Trump made to try to persuade top Republican officials in the state to uncover instances of voting fraud that might change the outcome, despite the insistence of voting officials that there was no widespread fraud to be found. He also called Gov. Brian Kemp in early December and pressured him to call a special legislative session to overturn his election loss. Later that month, Mr. Trump called a state investigator and pressed the official to “find the fraud,” according to those with knowledge of the call.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/politics/trump-georgia-election-investigation.html

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Lunabell Feb 8 OP
groundloop Feb 8 #1
japple Feb 8 #2
Judi Lynn Feb 8 #3
Lock him up. Feb 11 #4

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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 07:09 PM

1. I wonder how far that will get.... Gov KKKemp is a loyal Benedict Donald devotee

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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 07:24 PM

2. I hope he and his family have adequate security. Even though he is a republican, he has

been a good example of what a public servant should be doing. Gabriel Sterling, too. I hope these two men survive the stint in the public eye.

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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 08:11 PM

3. Georgia Secretary of State's office launches probe into Trump


By Linda So


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Georgia Secretary of State’s office opened an investigation on Monday into former U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, an official in the office told Reuters.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office had faced calls to open a probe after Trump was recorded in a Jan. 2 phone call pressuring Raffensperger to overturn the state’s election results based on unfounded voter fraud claims.

“The Secretary of State’s office investigates complaints it receives,” said Walter Jones, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, describing the investigation as “fact finding and administrative.”

“Any further legal efforts will be left to the attorney general,” he said.

Legal experts said Trump’s phone calls may have violated at least three state criminal election laws: conspiracy to commit election fraud, criminal solicitation to commit election fraud, and intentional interference with performance of election duties. The felony and misdemeanor violations are punishable by fines or imprisonment.


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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 12:12 AM

4. Trump used the same incitement methods bin Laden used to attack the US.

Osama bin Laden didn't fly the planes.

He told (incited) his terrorists to fly them to the Capitol, WTC and the Pentagon.

Just Lock him up.

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