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Georgia Grand Jury Hears Another Tape of Trump Trying to Overturn 2020 Election

HeadlineMar 16, 2023

In Georgia, special grand jurors investigating interference in the 2020 election have heard audio of a phone call Trump placed to then-House Speaker David Ralston in which the president asked the fellow Republican to convene a special session of the Legislature to overturn Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory in Georgia. That’s according to new details of the grand jury’s probe published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which reports speaker Ralston responded to Trump, “I will do everything in my power that I think is appropriate.” Ralston did not call a special session, and Biden’s win in Georgia was ultimately certified, despite Trump’s efforts. In January of 2021, Trump was recorded asking Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find 11,780 votes” — enough to overtake Joe Biden. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said in January a decision on whether to bring criminal charges against Trump was “imminent.”

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