The office of Georgia’s Secretary of State has opened an inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to fight voter fraud in the state, which some have falsely claimed amounted to attempting to overturn the results of the election, as reported by The Hill.
The investigation was confirmed on Monday in a statement by a spokesperson representing Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.), who claimed that “the investigations are fact-finding and administrative in nature,” adding that “any further legal efforts will be left to the Attorney General.”
The claims of attempted overturning stem from a phone call that President Trump had with Raffensperger on January 2nd, where the president pointed out that there were thousands of corrupt ballots submitted by mail in the state in the 2020 presidential election. He said that Raffensperger could be held liable for failing to act to stop the voter fraud, saying “it is more illegal for you than it is for them because, you know, what they did and you’re not reporting it.”
Later in the call, President Trump said that he wanted Raffensperger to reveal proof that there were at least 11,780 fraudulent votes, which was equivalent to the alleged margin of victory for Joe Biden in the state. The mainstream media has widely and falsely reported this exchange as Trump asking Raffensperger to create that many new votes for Trump, when in fact the president was asking for Raffensperger to confirm that the fraud actually occurred against the president rather than in his favor.
Georgia was rife with more evidence of voter fraud than any other state in the country in the 2020 election. In addition to multiple accusations of improper conduct by biased poll workers in the state, there was a widely-circulated surveillance camera video of poll workers in Atlanta, after ordering most of the other observers out of the polling station for the night, suddenly wheeling out massive suitcases full of additional ballots from underneath the tables for further “counting.”
Despite such overwhelming evidence, both Raffensperger and Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) refused to act to expose the fraud and protect the integrity of the election, which led to widespread condemnation from Republicans and calls for both of them to face primary challengers in the 2022 election.