Donald Trump was captured on camera personally persuading Michigan electors not to certify the 2020 presidential election, as per the new report.
On Thursday (December 21), a fresh recording of Donald Trump speaking to Michigan electors in an attempt to persuade them not to recognize the results of the 2020 presidential election was made public.
On November 17, 2020, then-President Trump and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, two Republican canvassers for Wayne County.
Trump and McDaniel began the conversation by suggesting they would look “terrible” if they voted to certify the results after previously opposing them.
“We’ve got to fight for our country,” Trump is heard saying on the phone. “We can’t let these people take our country away from us.” Later in the same call, McDaniel begged Hartmann and Palmer to return home.”Do not sign it if you can go home tonight.” “We’ll get you lawyers,” McDaniel responded.
“We’ll take care of that,” Trump promised, adding, “Everyone knows Detroit is crooked as hell.”Palmer and Hartmann went home without signing the formal statement of voting for Wayne County, and they attempted to retract their votes in support of certification, claiming they had been pressured. Hartmann died in 2021, and Palmer has yet to respond to pleas for reaction.
The recording revelation comes as Trump is now facing four counts of criminal conspiracy in federal court for his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which resulted in Joe Biden becoming Commander-in-Chief, with the events in Michigan being a key part of the case brought against him.
Trump is also charged with seeking to overturn Georgia election results on twelve counts. It also gets worse for McDaniel, who lives in Wayne County. According to CNN correspondent Marshall Cohen, the tape could be beneficial to Special Counsel Jack Smith.
“If he doesn’t have it, he definitely wants to get it,” Cohen said late Thursday. “It could be a huge piece of additional evidence.”