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Trump ‘Find The Votes’ Phone Call To Georgia Secretary of State Thrown Out By Judge



Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s phone call with then-President Donald Trump in early January 2021, which formed the core of the criminal charges against Trump in the RICO case, has been dismissed by Judge McAffee overseeing the proceedings. 

McAffee tossed out a total of six counts, including three directly against Trump, per The Post Millennial. He claimed the counts “contain all the essential elements of the crimes but fail to allege sufficient detail regarding the nature of their commission.”

The pivotal phone “find the votes” phone call served as the foundation for count 28 against Trump.

During the hour-long conversation, Trump was quoted as saying, “so look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

Trump’s legal team had called for a recount in the state. However, claims against the then-president alleged Trump urged Raffensperger to fabricate votes, essentially creating votes where none existed before. 

“The Court’s concern is less that the State has failed to allege sufficient conduct of the Defendants – in fact it has alleged an abundance. However, the lack of detail concerning an essential legal element is, in the undersigned’s opinion, fatal,” wrote McAfee in the ruling.

One of the dismissed counts, Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer, accused Trump and Mark Meadows of unlawfully soliciting Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to engage in conduct constituting the felony offense of Violation of Oath by Public Officer.

Trump addressed the call back in January of 2021, stating on X, formerly Twitter, “I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the ‘ballots under table’ scam, ballot destruction, out-of-state ‘voters,’ dead voters, and more. He has no clue!”

McAffee clarified that the dismissal “does not mean the entire indictment is dismissed,” leaving open the possibility for the Fulton County district attorney’s office to pursue reindictment after refining the charges.

Prosecutors, nevertheless, would need to be more specific in any new charges brought forward.

McAfee additionally stated that prosecutors can still leverage the alleged “overt” acts, such as the Raffensperger phone call, in a trial on other charges.

The judge is currently deliberating whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade should be disqualified from the case due to their disclosed personal romantic relationship, which Trump and other defendants argue created a conflict of interest.

As of now, no trial date has been set for Trump in the case.

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