Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs//Gage Skidmore/Flickr
By Kevin Stone | KTAR
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Monday called President Donald Trump’s attempt to coerce her Georgia counterpart into changing election results “appalling” but “not surprising.”
“Appalling I don’t think begins to describe my response to that — appalling on the part of the president. … He’s asking for somebody to take illegal action, and he should be held to account for that,” she said.
“Unfortunately, it’s not surprising coming from this White House.”
Trump’s phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday was his latest attempt to press a state official to reverse the outcome his election loss.
The Republican president, who has refused to accept his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results.
“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump said. “Because we won the state.”