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Donald Trump wrote to Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to “decertify” the 2020 election


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  • Donald Trump has written to the Georgian Secretary of State asking him to “decertify” the election results.

  • In the letter, Trump repeated unproven allegations of widespread electoral fraud.

  • The letter arrives the day before a “Justice for J6” rally in Washington DC.

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Donald Trump sent a letter to Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday asking him to start “decertifying” the 2020 elections.

The letter, which was posted on Twitter by Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington, claims to have attached evidence of “large-scale electoral fraud” in Georgia.

Trump is referring to 43,000 mail-in ballots he said violated chain of custody rules.

“I would respectfully request your department to verify this and, if this is true, along with many other allegations of electoral fraud and electoral irregularities, to begin the prices of the decertification of the election, or whatever recourse may be. appropriate legal, and to announce the real winner, ”the letter said.

Since losing the 2020 election, Donald Trump has repeated unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud.

Joe Biden won the state of Georgia by just over 12,000 votes out of nearly 5 million votes cast.

The state has undertaken recounts and audits, and each has confirmed Joe Biden’s victory.

Republican Raffensperger has previously said that “there is no doubt” that Biden won.

In his letter to Raffensperger, Trump said: “People do not understand why you and Governor Brian Kemp categorically refuse to acknowledge the now proven facts. “

None of the legal challenges to the 2020 election went to court, and the Justice Department said it had found no evidence of widespread fraud.

In February, Georgian prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into Trump over his attempts to pressure Georgian authorities to overturn his loss to the state.

Trump’s letter arrives the day before a “Justice for J6” rally in Washington DC.

The rally supports those accused of crimes related to the January 6 insurgency, when supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory from being certified.

Trump this week called rioters accused of crimes “political prisoners.”

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