Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will be interviewed by investigators working for special counsel Jack Smith on Wednesday, Raffensperger's office confirmed on Tuesday, according to CBS News.
In a recording published by the Washington Post, Raffensperger was infamously asked by then-US President Donald Trump in January 2021 to "find"11,780 votes for him in the 2020 election.
During the phone call, Trump tells Raffensperger that, “There’s no way I lost Georgia. There’s no way! We won by hundreds of thousands of votes,” to which Raffensperger responds, “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, that the data you have is wrong.”
"There's nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you've recalculated," Trump continues. "You should want to have an accurate election - and you're a Republican."
"We believe we do have an accurate election," Raffensperger is heard replying.
"No you don't. You don't have. Not even close. You're off by hundreds of thousands of votes," Trump fires back.
When Raffensperger pushed back on Trump’s claims, telling him "the data you have is wrong," Trump asserted that he really won the state more than 30 times.
Smith is investigating whether there was any illegal interference in the transfer of power after the 2020 election or certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6, 2021.
At the same time, Smith is also leading the investigation into Trump's alleged mishandling of classified documents after he left office. The Justice Department charged Trump earlier this month with 37 felony counts. Trump pleaded not guilty in federal court in Miami on June 13.
Raffensperger previously testified before the House committee which probed the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
In addition to the Georgia Secretary of State, Smith has also subpoenaed local election officials in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin for communications with Trump, his campaign and several lawyers and allies associated with his 2020 presidential campaign.