Nightside Report Jan. 3, 2021: President heard pressuring Georgia official to ‘find’ Trump votes, friends remember family of 3 killed in Lyon Township plane crash

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office while arriving back at the White House on December 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (Tasos Katopodis, 2020 Getty Images)

Trump, on tape, presses Georgia official to ‘find’ Trump votes

President Donald Trump badgered and pleaded with Georgia’s election chief to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state, suggesting in a telephone call that the official “find” enough votes to hand Trump the victory.

The president, who has refused to accept his loss to the Democratic president-elect, is heard telling Georgia’s secretary of state Republican Brad Raffensperger at one point: “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

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4 Fast Facts

  • Family and friends are mourning the death of a family who died after their small plane crashed into a Lyon Township home Saturday. Click here to read more.
  • Democrat Nancy Pelosi was narrowly reelected as the Speaker of the U.S. House. Click here to read more.
  • Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater set the NFL record for the most 50-plus yard field goals in history. Click here to read more.
  • A 37-year-old Gaylord man was arrested after threatening to harm the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Click here to read more.

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