A spokesman for Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, confirmed his office is now investigating the former President’s actions. On January 2, Mr Trump called Mr Raffensperger urging him to “find” votes was released, sparking outrage from Democrats.
Walter Jones, Communications Manager for Voter Education in Georgia, confirmed the Secretary of State’s office is opening an investigation into Mr Trump’s phone call.
The spokesman added the investigation is “fact finding and administrative”, and said: “The Secretary of State’s office investigates complaints it receives.”
Mr Jones also said to Reuters: “Any further legal efforts will be left to the attorney general.”
Democrats Kathleen Rice, of New York, and Ted Lieu, of California, have already urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation to launch a criminal probe into Mr Trump’s call to Mr Raffensperger on January 4.
Speaking at the Save America rally on January 6, Mr Trump referenced his phone call to Mr Raffensperger.
He said: “In Georgia, you’re secretary of state, I can’t believe this guy’s a Republican.
“He loves recording telephone conversations. I thought it was a great conversation personally, so did a lot of other …
“People love that conversation, because it says what’s going on. These people are crooked.”
The rally took place the same day as the US Capitol riots, which led to five deaths.