Donald Trump reportedly called Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday to ask him to persuade state legislators to overturn the results of the election, according to the Washington Post.
Trump wanted Gov. Kemp to call a special session of the legislature to overturn the results and appoint electors who would support him. Trump also reportedly asked Kemp to demand an audit of absentee ballot signatures. Kemp has no power to do this, so he turned down Trump’s requests.
Even after his losses in the courts, the most recent one coming on Saturday —a federal appeals court denied his bid to block Biden’s victory— he still believes he can win he election. On Saturday, he tweeted:
“I will easily & quickly win Georgia if Governor @BrianKempGA or the Secretary of State permit a simple signature verification. Has not been done and will show large scale discrepancies. Why are these two ‘Republicans’ saying no? If we win Georgia, everything else falls in place!.”