Fulton County, Georgia district spokesman, District Attorney Fani Willis, did not immediately return an email asking for a comment on Raffensperger’s remark.
Legal experts and lawmakers sounded the alarm on Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger on Saturday in which the president pressured the secretary to find enough votes to overthrow President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
In particular, Trump urged officials to determine that the Fulton County’s ballot papers had been destroyed and that the Dominion’s voting machinery had been removed or tampered with. He also suggested that Raffensperger could be guilty of a “crime” by knowing about alleged electoral interference and not reporting it.
In fact, it is the President who may have opened up to legal liability during the phone call and may have violated federal and state laws designed to protect against solicitation of election fraud.
The Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal Constitution first received audio of the call on Sunday and were subsequently confirmed by POLITICO. On Monday, Raffensperger declined to say whether he personally considered Trump’s inquiries in their conversation to be legitimate.
“I’m not a lawyer. I just know we’ll follow the law and follow the process,” he said. “Truth matters. And we’ve been fighting those rumors for the past two months.”