CNN’s Jake Tapper retweeted a story by the Washington Post of an apparently illegally obtained conversation between President Donald J. Trump, Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, and Raffensperger’s lawyer.
In the taped conversation were apparently negotiations for a final opportunity for Trump’s legal team to audit election results in Georgia, since, due to a set of bizarre misdirections by Brad Raffensperger in November, where Republican observers were forcibly shut out of the ballot counting process before and after the electoral votes were tallied, there has been no transparency for the American people.
And there still won’t be according to the leaked conversation. Raffensperger refuses to allow Trump access to the data or the machines used to count the ballots.
There is a hearing scheduled for Monday in Georgia to count the ballots that appeared mysteriously from under a table, and that hearing is expected to allow a forensic audit of absentee ballots, which Raffensperger has oddly been fighting tooth and nail.
There were media reports over the weekend that the Dominion machines were witnessed being moved out of the area they were in, and also that ballots were being shredded after the announcement was made on Friday that they would be examined.
Twitter made sure the Washington Post story was trending and got lots of promotion, in the hopes of discrediting the President of the United States even further.
The left and their grassroots marketing platforms and paid distributors sprang quickly into action to move the public’s story.
“The Washington Post has obtained a recording of President Trump pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the state’s presidential election results,” Twitter posted, setting the narrative for the left to copy to their audiences. “In the recorded hour-long phone call, Trump tells Raffensperger that he wanted to “find 11,780 votes” in his favor to overturn Biden’s win in the state. He also appeared to threaten the Secretary of State, saying that his refusal to comply with Trump’s demands would be “a big risk,” The Washington Post reports.” WHAT IS GOING ON?
Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, has been at war with Trump, Republicans and Trump’s legal team to protect the illegally counted tally of votes favoring Democrat Joe Biden.
Monday begins a series of audits, starting in Georgia to access the voting machines and determine the vote. Trump needs only to find less than 12,000 votes to win the Georgia election, something he is confident of doing.
In the taped discussion between Trump, Raffensperger, and Raffensperger’s lawyer, the lawyer and the Raffensperger obviously know they are recording Trump and attempting to frame him to discredit Trump’s point of view and say he was bullying them. They then were assisted by the Washington Post, who edited the tape and produced it, and then Twitter published it for them.
In a tweet by Tapper is the heavily edited tape that was taken from an hour-long conversation, where Trump tells Raffensburg that as Secretary of State, he is using bad data and that he is assisting in stealing an election and Raffensburg and his lawyer push back on him and defend their process.
The Washington Post wrote the story up, and CNN retweeted it. You can hear their heavily edited tape in the story.
Earlier in the day, Trump had tweeted:
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!
Then Raffensperger responded, and then WAPO posted their story:
“Respectfully, President Trump: What you’re saying is not true. The truth will come out.”
Some people are saying that in the taped conversation, Trump sounds calm and logical and that he is obviously giving Raffensperger and his lawyer a final chance to allow Trump to audit the results of the election by encouraging that they do not have the full story of the depth of election fraud that took place.
Trump pushes them on whether or not the Dominion machines had been altered or moved, and both Raffensperger and his lawyer insist the machines were not tampered with and refuse to allow Trump to inspect them.
Immediately a trending hashtag popped up, with approx 80,000 people tweeting at the same time, using the same talking points against Trump. What had started earlier as #TrumpsTantrum became #TrumpTapes.
Supporters of Trump were not impacted.
It is almost shocking to watch the American established media go to these lengths to discredit the United States president. It is unclear whether NPR has permission to publish the conversation, but when did the left respect our duly elected President and his authorities?
The left seems determined to not “normalize” our President, our votes, our elections, or our Civil Rights, and in some places, that is called “Collusion,” “Conspiracy,” and “Sedition.”
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