Georgia prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into former President Trump’s attempt to overturn the election results, including his phone call to Secretary of State Rafinsberg, in which Trump pressured him to “find enough votes” to help him reverse defeat, The New York Times reported on February 10. Bureau.
On Wednesday, Fani Willis, the recently elected Democratic prosecutor in Fulton County, sent a letter to many state officials, including Raffensberg, asking them to keep documents related to Trump’s call, according to an informed state official.
The anonymous person said that the letter made it clear that the request was part of the criminal investigation.
According to ABC, on the 8th local time, the Georgia Election Commission officially launched an investigation into Trump. The investigation began after a law professor filed a formal complaint.
In a complaint, the law professor alleged that Trump had previously violated the law in a call asking Georgia election officials to overturn the election results.
The report said that the investigation may last for several months.
“This is a State Board of Elections investigation, and we have received complaints and will be addressed in the same way as all complaints,” Walter Jones, a spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, confirmed that the investigation has been launched, saying.
Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2 to ask him to find enough votes to overturn the state’s election results, according to previous reports.
During the phone call, Trump threatened Rafinsperger that he would face potential criminal proceedings and take “significant risks” if he did not do so, but Trump was eventually rejected.