Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sat down with the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol for more than four hours Tuesday, the official told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Raffensperger provided few details about the interview to the AJC but said he spoke at length about his now infamous Jan. 2 call with former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE in which he encouraged the secretary of state to “find” 11,780 more votes.
“We talked about that and everything else leading into the election. That was their focus, because that was where the greatest disinformation was foisted upon our nation,” Raffensperger told the AJC.
Raffensperger’s interview comes as the committee reached an initial agreement with former White house chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsLaura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 Tucker Carlson extends influence on GOP Jan. 6 panel asks McCarthy to cooperate MORE to provide documents and testimony to investigators.
Subpoenas sent by the committee to Meadows and others in his orbit target the former chief’s involvement in Trump’s election efforts at the Department of Justice; including in Georgia; and in the planning of rallies just before Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
Raffensperger has not been subpoenaed by the committee, making him one of the roughly 200 people that have met with the committee’s investigators voluntarily.
“We want to make sure people have confidence in the election systems. If you lose, lose with dignity,” Raffensperger said. “It’s important that people hear that.”