January 15th, 2021

‘Find’ votes, Trump urges Georgia as various election dramas near Capitol Hill climax

By The Canadian Press on January 4, 2021.

A family listens to vice-president-elect Kamala Harris speak at a drive-in rally during a campaign stop for Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Stephen B. Morton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voters in Georgia will head to the polls Tuesday to determine who holds the balance of power on Capitol Hill for the next two years.

But they’ve already been upstaged by President Donald Trump, whose latest bid to subvert the presidential election results may have broken U.S. law.

In an explosive hour-long phone call over the weekend, Trump urged Georgia’s secretary of state to ‘find’ him the votes necessary to deny victory in the state to president-elect Joe Biden.

That demand is sure to reverberate Tuesday, when two run-off elections in Georgia will decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.

It will also echo Wednesday on Capitol Hill, when Congress gathers to certify the results of the presidential election – results that a dozen U.S. senators say they intend to contest.

Trump supporters, who have twice flooded the U.S. capital to protest the election results, are expected to gather again Wednesday on the streets of D.C. to show fealty to the outgoing president.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 4, 2021.

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