Days before the U.S. Congress is set to certify President-elect Joe Biden\u0026#039;s victory in the November 3 election, political observers on Sunday demanded to know how much effort President Donald Trump has put into pressuring state officials into naming him as the winner, after the Washington Post released audio of Trump pleading with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to \u0022find\u0022 more than 11,000 votes for him.As the Post reported, Trump spoke with Raffensperger and Ryan Germany, general counsel to the secretary of state, warning that by certifying Georgia\u0026#039;s election results—which showed Biden winning 49.5% of the vote to Trump\u0026#039;s 49.3%, and taking the state\u0026#039;s 16 electoral votes—the two are taking \u0022a big risk\u0022 and potentially breaking the law.\u0026nbsp;Trump urged Raffensperger to simply tell the public that he \u0022recalculated\u0022 the results and determined the president won the state, to which the secretary of state, also a Republican, told Trump, \u0022The data you have is wrong.\u0022The president soon thereafter took a more direct approach.\u0022So look,\u0022 Trump said. \u0022All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.\u0022Listen:The Washington\u0026nbsp;Post obtained a recording of Trump urging Georgia Secretary of State\u0026nbsp;Brad Raffensperger to overturn the results of the election.\u0026nbsp;Here’s the audio...pic.twitter.com/VaEUgHuuu5— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) January 3, 2021At one point the president asked Germany to substantiate baseless rumors that ballots\u0026nbsp;which cast votes for Trump in Fulton County were \u0022shredded\u0022 by poll workers and that Dominion, which supplied voting machines for the election, removed the machinery from polling places to unfairly swing the results in Biden\u0026#039;s favor.\u0022No, Dominion has not moved any machinery out of Fulton County,\u0022 Germany told Trump, adding, \u0022I\u0026#039;m sure. I\u0026#039;m sure, Mr. President.\u0022The president suggested at one point that as a Republican, Raffensperger should want to have an \u0022accurate election\u0022—or one that Trump won.\u0026nbsp;\u0022We believe that we do have an accurate election,\u0022 the secretary of state replied.\u0026nbsp;In a separate audio clip, Raffensperger reiterated, \u0022We have to stand by our numbers. We believe our numbers are right.\u0022And Part 2... pic.twitter.com/XXrj0P2iNx— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman)\u0026nbsp;January 3, 2021\u0026nbsp;Critics condemned the latest evidence that Trump, two months after the election, is actively attempting to undermine the will of American voters.Not for nothing,\u0026nbsp;but if the phone call the WP got hold of between the presidenf* and\u0026nbsp;Raffensperger isn’t an impeachable offense, nothing is.— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) January 3, 2021\u0022I just want to\u0026nbsp;find 11,780 votes\u0022 is cheating. We don\u0026#039;t have to pretend it was\u0026nbsp;\u0022highly improper,\u0022 or \u0022extraordinary,\u0022 or some other\u0026nbsp;damned euphemistic nonsense.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz)\u0026nbsp;January 3, 2021Holy. Shit.This is criminal extortion by a sitting president in an attempt to overturn a democratic election. Impeach him again. Then prosecute him once he’s out of office. I know Biden wants to “heal”, and that’s how we begin that process... because this cannot stand. https://t.co/YCskXMlRft— Heather Gardner (@heathergtv) January 3, 2021The last time a tape like this was released the president resigned three days later. https://t.co/2POW80Kqmb— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) January 3, 2021firmly of the belief that the only way to keep this stuff from going further than it already has is to put this guy in prison https://t.co/EEYiXB9qtn— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) January 3, 2021The phone call came several weeks after Raffensperger told the Post that Sen. Lindsey\u0026nbsp;Graham (R-S.C.) was among several Republicans both in and outside of Georgia who pressured the secretary of state to invalidate legally-cast ballots.\u0026nbsp;Should Trump\u0026#039;s and other Republicans\u0026#039; attempts to swing Georgia\u0026#039;s numbers in the president\u0026#039;s favor succeed, Trump would gain only 16 electoral votes—far fewer than he would need to meet the 270 threshold to be declared the winner of the election.\u0026nbsp;That suggests, some said on social media, that the president and his allies have likely made or plan to make similar phone calls to other election officials in states where they\u0026#039;ve contested the results, including Pennsylvania and Michigan.\u0026nbsp;If somehow Trump had been successful in his call with Raffensperger, it would have only taken him to 248 electoral votes. He\u0026#039;d still be short of the 270 he needs. Did Trump make more calls to Secretaries of State in WI, MI, and AZ? I\u0026#039;d bet on it.— Max Berger (@maxberger) January 3, 2021Knowing what Trump has said in leaked phone calls, just imagine what he\u0026#039;s said in calls that weren\u0026#039;t.— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 3, 2021Everyone who has a\u0026nbsp;tape of Trump abusing his power should release it now— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 3, 2021\u0022Everyone who has a\u0026nbsp;tape of Trump abusing his power should release it now,\u0022 tweeted former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.