[CBC뉴스] 도널드 트럼프 미국 대통령이 조지아의 최고 선거관리에게 남부 주에서의 패배를 뒤집을 수 있는 충분한 표를 찾아달라는 압력을 가했다고 미국 언론이 현지시간 3일 보도했다.
2일 트럼프 대통령의 전화는 지난 11월 3일 선거에서 민주당 대통령 당선자 조 바이든에게 패한 것이 광범위한 유권자 사기의 결과라고 주장하는 트럼프의 두 달 노력의 최근 움직임이었다. 이는 주 및 연방 선거 관리들과 여러 법원에 의해 광범위하게 거부된 주장이기도 하다.
U.S. President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's top election official to "find" enough votes to overturn his defeat in the southern state, according to a recording of the hour-long call published by U.S. media on Sunday (January 3).
The Saturday (January 2) call was the latest move in Trump's two-month effort insisting that his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election was the result of widespread voter fraud, a claim that has been widely rejected by state and federal election officials and multiple courts.
Trump's call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, came as some of Trump's allies in the U.S. Congress plan to object to the formal certification of Biden's victory on Wednesday. The former vice president won by a margin of 306-232 in the state-by-state Electoral College, and by more than 7 million votes overall.
On the call, which was released by the Washington Post, Trump repeatedly pressures Raffensperger to declare that Trump has won more votes than Biden.
"All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have," Trump says, according to audio of the call. "There's nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you've recalculated."
The state conducted three separate ballot counts, resulting in two official certifications of Biden's victory. Final results show Biden won 11,779 more votes than Trump out of nearly 5 million cast.
Raffensperger and his office's general counsel reject Trump's assertions and tell the president that he was relying on debunked conspiracy theories spread on social media about what was a fair and accurate election.
"Mr. President, the challenge that you have is the data you have is wrong," Raffensperger says.
The White House declined to comment. Raffensperger's office did not respond to requests for comment.
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