The Washington Post on Sunday released a recording of an hour long call between outgoing President Donald Trump and Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.
The state of Georgia—which went blue this year for the first time since 1992—has been a frequent target of Trump's and his allies' attempts to subvert the results of the 2020 election, which they falsely claim was awarded to President-elect Joe Biden due to widespread election fraud coordinated by Democrats.
Throughout the call, Trump urged Raffensperger to "find" the 11,000+ votes Trump needs to overturn results in the state, though these results have been certified, their electoral votes cast, the ballots counted three times, and signature verifications cleared of voter fraud evidence.
Trump's own Justice Department assured that it found no evidence of voter fraud that would've changed the election outcome. His election security officials hailed the 2020 election as "the most secure in American history."
Nevertheless, Trump said during the call that he expects swing states other than Georgia to flip their results in his favor.
"You're not the only one. I mean, we have other states that I believe will be flipping to us very shortly."
Another state whose results Trump absurdly claims are false is that of Michigan, where Trump's lawyers held multiple hearings and where Trump himself pressured local officials to block certification.
Upon hearing that Trump expects other states to flip for him, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made it clear that Michigan wouldn't be one of them.
People commended Benson not just for her response, but for her efforts throughout Trump's attempts to subvert her state's results.
Many think Trump applied similar pressure to Republican officials in other states as he did to Raffensperger.
Trump's efforts have brought him no closer to the White House, but they have succeeded in eroding faith in the American democratic process among his supporters.