“I haven’t heard anything on this tape that the president hasn’t said in weeks since the November elections,” he said.
The president may have opened himself to a legal threat by potentially violating federal and state laws against solicitation of elections. Raffensperger said Monday the Fulton County, Georgia district attorney may have investigated the president’s actions but bypassed whether he believed Trump’s behavior was lawful.
“I’m not a lawyer. I just know we will follow the law and follow the process,” Raffensperger said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “Truth matters. And we’ve been fighting those rumors for the past two months.”
The Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal Constitution first received audio of the call Sunday and were subsequently confirmed by POLITICO. The recording came to light after Trump tweeted Raffensperger on Sunday morning.
Georgia Senator Perdue and colleague Kelly Loeffler have gone all-in with Trump to save their seats ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election. The couple had previously called for Raffensperger’s resignation after the foreign minister and his office repeatedly denied unsubstantiated allegations of rampant election fraud in the November elections.
The president is due to travel to the state on Monday for a rally in support of the two GOP senators. Democrats will have to pull both off in the runoff election to take control of the Senate.
Perdue said he will attend “virtually” as he and his wife isolated themselves after announcing Thursday that he was near someone who tested positive for Covid-19. Perdue said he has “repeatedly” tested negative in the days since then.
“My wife and I are in good health – no symptoms,” added Perdue.