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Top Georgia election official says White House pushed him to take Trump call By Reuters

Top Georgia election official says White House pushed him to take Trump call By Reuters
Top Georgia election official says White House pushed him to take Trump call

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump descend from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland p By Doina Chiacu and Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Georgia's top election official said on Monday that President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, had pushed him to take an "inappropriate" call in which he pressured the state to overturn his November presidential election defeat there.A state Democrat has called for a probe into whether Trump had violated Georgia election law on the call.The only Democrat on Georgia's election board, David Worley, asked Raffensperger in a letter on Sunday to investigate whether the president had violated state law that prohibits solicitation to commit election fraud.The county's district attorney, Fani Willis, said she found news reports about Trump's phone call with Raffensperger "disturbing.

" The state election board can refer the case to her office and the state attorney general, said Willis, a Democrat elected in November.Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable," Willis said.

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