As the coming week is going to be stressful here in the US with the Georgia runoffs on Tuesday, and what promises to be quite the spectacle in Congress on Wednesday, of what should be the routine counting of Electoral votes and affirmation of Joe Biden as President, I was trying to keep things light here on By Hook Or By Book, but then earlier today, the Washington Post released audio excerpts of Mr. Trump, pleading and threatening Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State to “find” 11,780 votes to overturn his defeat in that state. Call it sedition. Call it treason. To me without a doubt, it’s illegal. Take a listen for yourself.


For anyone who has the stomach and a bottle of aspirin, here’s a link to CNN who has the full transcript and audio of the hour-long phone call.