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Trump wrote to Georgia's secretary of state asking him to consider 'decertifying' the 2020 election result

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Former President Donald Trump (L), Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
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  • Donald Trump wrote to Georgia's secretary of state again making baseless claims about voter fraud.

  • Trump asked Brad Raffensperger to consider "decertifying" the 2020 election result in Georgia.

  • The letter came the day before a pro-Capitol-riot rally was due to take place in Washington, DC.

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Former President Donald Trump on Friday sent a letter to Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, asking him to consider "decertifying" Trump's 2020 election defeat.

The letter, which was posted to Twitter by a Trump spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, claims to have enclosed evidence of "large scale Voter Fraud" in Georgia.

Trump refers to 43,000 absentee ballots that he claimed violated the chain-of-custody rules.

"I would respectfully request that your department check this and, if true, along with many other claims of voter fraud and voter irregularities, start the process of decertifying the election, or whatever the correct legal remedy is, and announce the true winner," the letter says.

Since losing the 2020 election, Trump has repeated unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter and election fraud.

Joe Biden won Georgia by a little more than 12,000 votes out of nearly 5 million votes cast.

The state has undertaken recounts and audits, and each has confirmed Biden's win.

Raffensperger, a Republican, previously said "there is no doubt" Biden won in the state.

In his letter to Raffensperger, Trump said, "People do not understand why you and Governor Brian Kemp adamantly refuse to acknowledge the now proven facts."

None of the legal challenges to the 2020 election have been held up in court, and the Justice Department said it found no evidence of widespread fraud.

In February, Georgia prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into Trump over his attempts to pressure officials in Georgia to invalidate his loss in the state.

The letter from Trump came the day before a pro-Capitol-riot rally was due to take place in Washington, DC.

The rally is meant to support those charged with crimes relating to the January 6 insurrection, when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Biden's election victory from being certified.

Trump this week referred to the people charged with crimes over the riot as "political prisoners."

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