President Donald Trump’s ongoing efforts to overturn the 2020 election results — laid out in stark detail in an hourlong weekend phone call with a Georgia election official — are demonstrating his unrestrained determination to maintain a grip on power no matter the consequences for the nation’s democratic traditions.

Trump, in a Saturday phone call, pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election. The president repeatedly cited disproven claims of fraud and raised the prospect of a “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count, according to a recording of the conversation.

Jonathan Lemire has covered the White House and politics for The Associated Press since 2013. Kate Brumback has reported from Atlanta for the AP since 2008.

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Bulldog

All President Trump did was ask him to do his job. With the the overwhelming evidence of fraud it would be easy to find tens of thousands of votes.

natives5

trump is more crooked than my grandma’s fingers.

Bulldog

How so?

Bulldog

I guess you're outraged at the new one party government.

natives5

So you're finally admitting trump lost. Finally.

Bulldog

No. We were cheated, but brain dead biden will be sworn in anyway. You may be happy now, but I doubt you have the clout to be on the Polit-bureau. And you will rue this day eventually. Maybe not I'm guessing you've always been a taker rather than a maker.

natives5

Haha, sure Bulldog. If lashing out at me makes you feel better than so be it. Doesn't change the facts that trump lost and Biden and Harris were duly elected. Your whining and moaning about being cheated doesn't change that fact. Y'all lost. Yes I'm happy that a tyrant was voted out by the people and his one term impeached legacy is coming to an end. Exactly how am I going to rue the day? You are a lost cause brother and I will pray for your peace of mind. Taker rather than maker, lol, right, lol. How do you feel about the "patriots" storming the Capitol building right now?

Bulldog

I predicted it and yall said I was making threats. This is exactly what I was talking about. You and your comrades don't understand the anger of the majority of Americans. That being said. Let's see who is actually involved.

natives5

Bulldog, everyone predicted this coup was going to happen once y’all lost. trump even told us this would happen. This has nothing to do with the majority of Americans because the majority elected Biden/Harris and rejected trump. This is about a bunch of lunatics following their deranged leader into a coup. Now we’ve learned one of his followers died inside the Capitol building. What a shame. Senseless death. Another family will be grieving over another death at the hands of trump.

Bulldog

Like I've told you before. Manufactured ballots are not people

Father of Six

You are an arrogant hypocrite.

AMP

Bulldog, you shouldn't argue with Communists or Idiots. Neither one has any morals!

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