Special counsel Jack Smith has sent a grand jury subpoena to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, The Washington Post is reporting. It’s the latest request from Smith of an official in a battleground state for any and all communications they had with former President Trump following the 2020 Presidential election.
Raffensperger made headlines after he revealed a recording he’d made of a Jan. 2, 2021 phone call with Trump in which the President urged him to “find” 11,780 votes—”which is one more than we have”—to reverse his defeat in Georgia.
A spokeswoman for Raffensperger declined to comment on the subpoena, dated December 9, which was obtained by the Post.
Last week, Smith sent subpoenas to local officials in three battleground states where Trump sought to overturn the election—Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin.
The Post also reported Monday that that officials in Pennsylvania have been subpoenaed by the special counsel’s office, while state and local officials in Nevada, another state Trump contested, did not respond to Post queries as to whether they had heard from the Department of Justice.
On November 18 Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith special counsel to investigate whether criminal charges should be brought against Trump for his role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection and plot to overturn the 2020 election, among other duties.