“You would be respected if this thing could be straightened out before [Tuesday’s Senate runoff elections],” President Trump said to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, in a remarkable phone call Saturday.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 31: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office while arriving back at the White House on December 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the First Lady returned to Washington, DC early and will not be in attendance at the annual New Years Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)