Transcript: President Trump’s phone call with Georgia election officials

Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff: So, Mr. President, if I can, if I can jump into it, and I’ll give Brad a chance. Mr. Secretary, one, obviously, there are allegations where we believe that not every vote or just vote and legal vote was counted. And that contradicts the introduction of the Secretary of State. I hope there are some ways we can do this, we can find some kind of agreement, to look at this a little more fully. As you know, the president mentioned Fulton County, but there seems to be a difference in some of these areas where the facts lead. And so, Mr. Secretary, I was hopeful that, you know, in the spirit of cooperation and compromise, there is something that we can discuss looking at some of these allegations to find a way forward. Sue.

RAFFENSPERGER: Well, I have heard what the President has said. President Trump, we have a lot of lawsuits, and we have to answer lawsuits and arguments in court – we don’t agree that you have one. We don’t, I don’t agree with the 200,000 number you mentioned. And I go through one point at a time. All we did was give our state senate about two and a half hours, going through the issue of elections by issue. And then at the State House, Government Affairs Committee, we gave them about one point after another on all of God’s issues, giving us about an hour of our time. And then a few days ago, we had our U.S. The Congress met with the Republican Congressman, and we gave him about two hours to talk about this past election. Going back mainly about who you are here, who you have talked about here, mainly focused, I think it’s an absent ballot process, I don’t think you’re really questioning the Dominion machines because we’re hands on again. Was run. Tally, one percent re-telly all the ballots and compare what is said by the machine. And it came up with virtually the same result. Then we recalculated. We have got virtually the same result. So I, I think we can probably get it off the table. I don’t think there’s an issue with that. I think you were –

Trump: Well, Brad, Brad, it’s not that there’s no issue, but because we have a big issue in Dominion and other states and maybe yours. But we have, we don’t feel like we need to go there, and just, you know, maybe put a little different spin on what Mark says. Mark the meadows. Yes, I want to move on, but we don’t really need to. We have all the votes we need. You know, we won the state. If you have taken, this is the lowest number I have given you. Those numbers that are certified, your absentee ballots have been sent to blank addresses, your, out-of-state voters, 4,925.

You know, when you add it, it’s a lot more times, it’s a number of times 11,779. So we were able to pass. We have not passed through your dominance, so we cannot bless them. I mean, in other states we think we’ve seen tremendous corruption with Dominion machines, but we’ll have to look at that. But, but we only lost the state by 11 – by that number, 11,000 votes and 779. So, with what has been said, that’s what we have. And, you know we’re giving you the lowest, lowest numbers we’ve ever had, we’re doing the highest possible numbers possible. We are often, many, many times, above the margin. And so, really, Mark – I don’t think we have to go through the machines, because what’s the difference between winning an election by two, two votes and winning it by half a million votes? I think I’ve probably won this by half a mile – I mean, you know, one of the things that happened, Brad, are we now getting people from Alabama and South Carolina and other states, and they’re saying, ‘Your That’s why it’s impossible to lose Georgia. ‘ We won. You know, in Alabama, we set a record, got the most votes ever. In Georgia, we set a record with the largest number of votes. And they say, ‘It’s not possible to lose Georgia.’

And I can tell you through our rallies, I can tell you through that by Lee that I am at that place on Monday night, they already have lines of people running. It is not possible to lose Georgia. That is not possible. When I heard it was close, I said there was no way. But late at night there they got a lot of votes, you know, Brad. And that’s what we’re working very hard on. But regardless of that vote, so to speak, we lost by 11 – essentially 11,000 votes. And we have a lot more votes that are also counted and certified. So I just don’t know. You know, Mark, I don’t know what his purpose is. I won’t pass to Dominion because we’ve got a lot of bad things. But we don’t need Dominion or anything else. We have, we have, we have won this election in Georgia based on all this. And there’s nothing wrong with that, Brad. You know, I mean, to have, to be right. The people of Georgia are angry, and this number is being repeated on Monday night, with others saying that we will go by that time, which is even more significant, and the people of Georgia are angry, the people are angry with the country. And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, you’ve recalculated because 2,236 and absentee ballots, I mean those are all exact numbers, which were done by accounting firms, law firms, and so on. If you ‘cut them in half, cut them in half’ and cut them in half, that’s more votes than we need.

RAFFENSPERGER: Well, Mr. President, the challenge you have is that the data you have is incorrect. We talked to the congressmen, and they were amazed. But they – I believe, there’s a guy named Mr. Brainard who came to these meetings and presented the data, and he said there were dead people, I think he’s over 1,000. The original number was two. Two. Two dead voters. And so, that’s wrong, it was two.

Trump: Well, Cletta, how do you respond to that? I mean, you tell me.

Clatta Mitchell, Trump lawyer: I will say Mr. Secretary, one of the matters is the request, and we did – what we said was, and if you look, if you read our application, it says that we have taken names and years of birth and, you know, We had some information available. We have only asked your office fees for the records you have. And so we said that there is a universe of people whose names are the same and the same year of birth and death. But we don’t have the records for you, and one of the things we’ve been suggesting for weeks now, formally and informally, is to try, to provide us with the records we need to confirm –