Transcript: President Trump’s cellphone name to election officers in Georgia

MARK MEADOWS, White House Chief of Staff: So mr President, if I, if I could be able to step in and I’ll give Brad a chance. Mr Secretary, there are of course allegations where we believe that not every vote or fair vote and legal vote has been counted. And that contradicts the representation of the State Secretary. What I hope is that there is some way we can, we can find some kind of match to look at this a little bit more closely. As you know, the President mentioned Fulton County, but in some of these areas where there seems to be a difference in where the facts seem to be leading. And so, Mr Secretary, I was hoping that in the spirit of cooperation and compromise there would be something we can at least discuss, in order to investigate some of these allegations and find a way that is less controversial.

RAFFENSPERGER: Well, I heard what the president just said. President Trump, we have had multiple lawsuits and have been brought to court on the lawsuits and objections from – we disagree that you won. We disagree on the 200,000 figure you mentioned. And I go through that point by point. What we had done was give our Senate about an hour and a half to go through the election issue after issue. And then at the State House, the government affairs committee, we gave them about two and a half hours of our time, going back point by point to all the issues. And then a few days ago we met with our US Congressmen, the Republican congressmen, and gave them about two hours to talk about these past elections. I think it’s the postal voting process, I don’t think you are really questioning the Dominion machines because we did a hand-re-re 1 percent of all the ballots and compared to what the machine said. And it came to practically the same result. Then we did the recount. We have practically the same result. I think we could probably take this off the table. I don’t think there is a problem with that. I think what you were –

TRUMP CARD: Well Brad, Brad, not that there isn’t a problem, it’s because we have a big problem with Dominion and other states, and maybe yours. But we have, we don’t feel like we have to go there, and just to, you know, maybe do something different from what Mark says. Mark Meadows. Yes, I would like to go further, but we don’t really have to. We all have the voices we need. You know we won the state. If you have taken these are the minimal numbers, the numbers I gave you. These are certified numbers, your postal voting to vacant addresses, your, your non-governmental voters, 4,925.

You know when you add them up it’s way more often, it’s number 11,779 many times over. So we could go through. We haven’t passed through your Dominion so we can’t give you a blessing. I mean, in other states we think we’ve found tremendous corruption with Dominion machines, but we have to see. But, but we, we only lost the state by 11 thousand – by that number, by 11,000 votes and 779. So with exactly what we have. And with exactly what we have, we give you minimal, minimal numbers, we make the most conservative numbers possible. We’re over the edge many, many, many times. And so we don’t really have to, Mark – I don’t think we have to go through the machines because what’s the difference between winning the election with two or two votes and winning the election with half a million votes? I think I’ve probably won it by half a mill – I mean, one of the things that happened, Brad, is that now other people from Alabama, South Carolina and other states are coming in and they’re saying, “It is impossible for you to have lost Georgia. ” We won. You know, in Alabama we set a record and got the highest vote of all time. In Georgia, we set a record with an enormous number of votes. And they say, “It is not possible to have lost Georgia.”

And I could tell you at our rallies, I could tell you at the rally that I have on Monday evening, in the place where people are already standing at the door and waiting. It’s just not possible to have lost Georgia. It is not possible. When I heard it was close, I said there is no way. But they cast a lot of votes there late at night, you know that, Brad. And we’re working very, very strictly on that. But regardless of those votes, we still got 11 to – essentially lost 11,000 votes. And we have already calculated and certified many more votes. I just don’t know You know, Mark, I don’t know what the purpose is. I’m not going to give Dominion a pass because we found too many bad things. But we don’t need a Dominion or anything. We have, we have, we won this election in Georgia based on all of that. And there’s nothing wrong with saying that, Brad. You know, I mean to have that, to have a correct one. The people of Georgia are angry, and these numbers will repeat themselves on Monday evening, along with others we will have by then that are even more substantial, and the people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying you recalculated because the 2,236 and postal ballots, I mean, are all exact numbers made by accounting firms, law firms, etc. And even if you cut them in half, cut them in half, and cut them in half again, there are more votes than we need.

RAFFENSPERGER: Well, Mr President, the challenge you have is the data you have is wrong. We spoke to the congressmen and they were surprised. But they – I think there is a person called Mr. Brainard who came to these meetings and presented dates, and he said there were dead people, I think there were more than 5,000. The actual number was two. Two. Two dead who voted. And that’s wrong, there were two.

TRUMP CARD: Well, Cleta, how do you react to that? I mean you tell me

CLETA MITCHELL, Trump attorney: I’ll say, Mr. Secretary, one of the things that we requested and that we did – what we said was, and if you look at our petition it says we took the names and years of birth and you know You, we had certain information available. We asked your office for documents that only you have. And so we said, there is a universe of people who have the same name and year of birth and have died. But we don’t have the records that you have and one of the things that we’ve been suggesting formally and informally for weeks is to try and get us the records that would be necessary for our confirmation –