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Trump ‘just plain wrong’ on fraud claims: Georgia Secretary of State Raffensberger

ABC NewsBy QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that the data President Donald Trump cited to him throughout an hour-long phone call Saturday to claim there was rampant voter fraud in the state’s presidential election “is just plain wrong.”

“He did most of the talking. We did most of the listening but I did want to make my points that the data that he has is just plain wrong,” Raffensperger said of the call during an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.

“He had hundreds and hundreds of people he said that were dead that voted. We found two, that’s an example of just — he has bad data,” he said.

Audio of the phone call was first obtained by The Washington Post but then also obtained by ABC News.

In the call, Trump, citing debunked and dismissed conspiracy theories about election fraud in Georgia, repeatedly demanded that Raffensperger “find” enough votes to deliver the president a win in The Peach State, wrongly claiming it is “not possible” for him to have lost the election there.

President-elect Joe Biden was the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992, but his narrow victory came after years of demographic shifts and efforts among party activists to get out their vote.

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