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Transcript: President Trump’s Cellphone Name With Georgia Election Officers


MARK MEADOWS, White Home chief of employees: So, Mr. President, if I, if I would be capable to leap in, and I’ll give Brad an opportunity. Mr. Secretary, one, clearly, there may be, there are allegations the place we imagine that not each vote or honest vote and authorized vote was, was counted. And that’s at odds with the illustration from the secretary of state’s workplace. What I’m looking forward to is there are a way that we will, we will discover some type of settlement to, to, to take a look at this slightly bit extra totally. As you recognize, the president talked about Fulton County, however in a few of these areas the place there appears to be a distinction of the place the information appear to guide. And so, Mr. Secretary, I used to be hopeful that, you recognize, in a spirit of cooperation and compromise, is there, there’s one thing that we will at the least have a dialogue to take a look at a few of these allegations to discover a path ahead that’s much less litigious.

RAFFENSPERGER: Effectively, I’ve listened to what the president has simply mentioned. President Trump, we’ve had a number of lawsuits, and we’ve needed to reply in courtroom to the lawsuits and the contentions of — we don’t agree that you’ve got one. We don’t, I didn’t agree concerning the 200,000 quantity that you just talked about. And I am going by that time by level. What we had executed is we gave our State Senate about one and a half hours of, of our time going by the election concern by concern. After which on the State Home, the Authorities Affairs Committee, we gave them about two and a half hours of our time, going again level by level on all the problems of rivalry. After which only a few days in the past, we met with our U.S. congressmen, Republican congressmen, and we gave them about two hours of our time speaking about this previous election. Going again primarily what you’re, what you’ve talked about right here, targeted in on primarily, I imagine it’s the absentee poll course of, I don’t imagine that you just’re actually questioning the Dominion machines as a result of we did a hand re-tally, a 1 % re-tally of all of the ballots and in contrast that to what the machine mentioned. And it got here up with just about the identical end result. Then we did the recount. We’ve acquired just about the identical end result. So I, I suppose we may most likely take that off the desk. I don’t suppose there’s a problem about that. I believe what you had been —

TRUMP: Effectively, Brad, Brad, not that there’s not a problem, however as a result of we have now a giant concern with Dominion and different states and maybe in yours. However we have now, we haven’t felt we would have liked to go there, and simply to, you recognize, possibly put slightly totally different spin on what Mark is saying. Mark Meadows. Yeah, I want to go additional, however we don’t actually need to. Now we have all of the votes we’d like. You realize, we received the state. In case you took, these are probably the most minimal numbers, the numbers that I gave you. These are numbers which can be licensed, your absentee ballots despatched to vacant addresses, your, your out-of-state voters, 4,925.

You realize, once you add them up, it’s many extra occasions, it’s many occasions the 11,779 quantity. So we may undergo. Now we have not gone by your Dominion, so we will’t give them blessing. I imply, in different states we expect we discovered large corruption with Dominion machines, however we’ll need to see. However, however we, we solely misplaced the state by 11 thous — by, by that quantity, 11,000 votes and 779. So with that being mentioned, with simply what we have now. And, you recognize, with simply what we have now, we’re supplying you with minimal, minimal numbers, we’re doing probably the most conservative numbers attainable. We’re many occasions, many, many occasions above the, the margin. And so we don’t actually need to, Mark — I don’t suppose we have now to undergo the machines as a result of, as a result of what’s the distinction between profitable the election by two, two votes and profitable it by half 1,000,000 votes? I believe I most likely did win it by half a mill — I imply, you recognize, one of many issues that occurred, Brad, is we have now different individuals coming in now from Alabama and from South Carolina and from different states, and so they’re saying, ‘It’s unattainable so that you can have misplaced Georgia.’ We received. You realize, in Alabama, we set a file, acquired the very best vote ever. In Georgia, we set a file with an enormous quantity of votes. They usually say, ‘It’s not attainable to have misplaced Georgia.’

And I may let you know by our rallies, I may let you know by the rally I’m having on Monday night time, the place, they have already got traces of individuals standing out entrance ready. It’s simply not attainable to have misplaced Georgia. It’s not attainable. Once I heard it was shut, I mentioned there’s no manner. However they dropped quite a lot of votes in there late at night time, you recognize that, Brad. And that’s what we’re engaged on very, very stringently. However no matter these votes, with all of it being mentioned, we misplaced by 11 to — basically 11,000 votes. And we have now many extra votes already calculated and authorized too. So I simply don’t know. You realize, Mark, I don’t know what’s the aim. I received’t give Dominion a move as a result of we’ve discovered too many unhealthy issues. However we don’t want Dominion or anything. Now we have, we have now, we have now received this election in Georgia based mostly on all of this. And there’s, there’s nothing mistaken with saying that, Brad. You realize, I imply, having the, having an accurate. The individuals of Georgia are indignant, and these numbers are going to be repeated on Monday night time, together with others that we’re going to have by that point, that are rather more substantial even, and the individuals of Georgia are indignant, the individuals of the nation are indignant. And there’s nothing mistaken with saying that, you recognize, um, that you just’ve recalculated as a result of the two,236 and absentee ballots, I imply, they’re all precise numbers that had been, had been executed by accounting companies, legislation companies, and many others. And even in the event you minimize ’em in half, minimize ’em in half and minimize ’em in half once more, it’s extra votes than we’d like.

RAFFENSPERGER: Effectively, Mr. President, the problem that you’ve got is the information you will have is mistaken. We, we talked to the congressmen, and so they had been stunned. However they — I suppose, there’s an individual named Mr. Brainard that got here to those conferences and introduced knowledge, and he mentioned that there was useless individuals, I imagine it was upward of 5,000. The precise quantity had been two. Two. Two those who had been useless that voted. And so, that’s mistaken, that was two.

TRUMP: Effectively, Cleta, how do you reply to that? I imply, you inform me.

CLETA MITCHELL, Trump lawyer: I’ll say Mr. Secretary, one of many issues that we have now requested, and we did — What we mentioned was, and in the event you take a look at, in the event you learn our petition, it mentioned that we took the names and beginning years and, you recognize, we had sure data accessible to us. Now we have requested out of your workplace for data that solely you will have. And so we mentioned there’s a universe of people that have the identical identify and identical beginning 12 months and died. However we don’t have the data that you’ve got, and one of many issues that we have now been suggesting formally and informally for weeks now’s to attempt, is so that you can make accessible to us the data that might be crucial to verify —