Turns out there were more than one call made to the Georgia Sec of State on Trump’s behalf….
And there maybe a state criminal investigation coming on this…..
Trump is President for only two weeks more….
There were 18 attempted calls from the White House to the Georgia secretary of state’s office between the election and Saturday’s phone call, a source with knowledge and a Georgia state official confirmed to CNN.
On launching an investigation by the State Election Board, Raffensperger said there “may be a conflict of interest” because of his conversation with the president, and another conversation he said Trump had with his office’s chief investigator following the completion of the signature match audit in Cobb County, which the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said uncovered “no fraudulent absentee ballots.”
However, he said that he understands the Fulton County district attorney “wants to look at” potential legal action: “Maybe that’s the appropriate venue for it to go.”….
“It seems to me like what he did clearly violates Georgia statutes,” said Leigh Ann Webster, an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer, citing a state law that makes it illegal for anyone who “solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage” in election fraud.
At the federal level, anyone who “knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds or attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a stateof a fair and impartially conducted election process” is breaking the law.
Matthew T. Sanderson, a Republican election lawyer who has worked on several presidential campaigns — including those of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rick Perry, the former Texas governor — said that while it did appear that Mr. Trump was trying to intimidate Mr. Raffensperger, it was not clear that he violated the law.
That is because while Mr. Trump clearly implied that Mr. Raffensperger might suffer legal consequences if he did not find additional votes for the president in Georgia, Mr. Trump stopped short of saying he would deliver on the threat himself against Mr. Raffensperger and his legal counsel, Ryan Germany, Mr. Sanderson said….