Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will look into the
call Graham made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad
Raffensperger 10 days after the Nov. 3 election, the Post
reported, citing an unnamed person familiar with the probe.
Graham, a Republican and a close Trump ally, asked Raffensperger
whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain
counties, Raffensperger has told the Post.
Raffensperger said Graham appeared to be asking him to
improperly find a way to set aside legally cast ballots,
according to the newspaper.
A spokesman for Graham, Kevin Bishop, called the accusation
"ridiculous." He said Graham was asking Raffensperger how the
signature verification process worked and the senator never
asked him to disqualify a ballot by anyone.
Bishop said Graham has not been notified of any probe of the
The Fulton County District Attorney's Office and Raffensperger's
office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from
Willis is investigating Trump after a Jan. 2 phone call he made
pressuring Raffensperger to overturn the state's election
results based on unfounded voter fraud claims.
In the call with Raffensperger, which was recorded, Trump says:
"All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes,
which is one more than we have," referring to the narrow margin
of President Joe Biden's victory in the state, one of a handful
of swing states that cost Trump the White House.
(Reporting by Eric Beech, Susan Cornwell, Makini Brice and
[© 2021 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2021 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thompson Reuters is solely responsible for this content.