The lone Democrat on Georgia’s elections board is calling for a probe into possible civil and criminal violations Donald Trump may have committed during his call with Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger on Saturday.
David J. Worley, an attorney said the call amounted to “probable cause” to believe that Trump had violated Georgia election code 21-2-604, which makes it a crime to solicit someone else to commit election fraud.
The violation is punishable by up to three years in prison.
“It’s a crime to solicit election fraud, and asking the secretary to change the votes is a textbook definition of election fraud,” Worley told The Washington Post.
Such an incident, splashed as it is across every local and national news outlet, cannot be ignored or brushed aside,” Worley wrote in his letter to Raffensperger.
In the call Trump begged Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to overturn the results of the election in the state. Raffensperger refused to help even after Trump warned him that he was taking a big risk if he does not comply with his wishes.