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Rudy Giuliani called the wrong senator and told them to contest electoral college results of 10 states

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Jan. 7 2021, Published 8:44 a.m. ET

Last night, Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's election, despite Trump supporters storming the Capitol in a siege that left four people dead. Despite widespread condemnation of the incident, several Trump allies went ahead with plans to contest the election results in several states.

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But if Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has his way, the results could have been delayed even further. According to The Dispatch, Giuliani called newly sworn-in Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville, a staunch ally of Trump, and implored him to stall the process as much as possible. The problem? Giuliana left a voicemail for the wrong Senator, and the unnamed senator subsequently gave the recording to the publication.

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In the recording, Giuliani encourages Tuberville to contest the results of 10 states, and delay proceedings "until the end of tomorrow." Trump's lawyer said that the delay would allow his team to "get more information to you."

Giuliani launched lawsuits in six states disputing the validity of the election, all of which were dismissed.

“I want to discuss with you how they're trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you,” Giuliani said in the voicemail. “And I know they're reconvening at 8 tonight, but it ... the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow—ideally until the end of tomorrow. I know McConnell is doing everything he can to rush it, which is kind of a kick in the head because it's one thing to oppose us, it's another thing not to give us a fair opportunity to contest it.”

You can hear the audio for yourself below.

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And here's the transcript of the voicemail.

"Senator Tuberville? Or I should say Coach Tuberville. This is Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer. I'm calling you because I want to discuss with you how they're trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you. And I know they're reconvening at 8 tonight, but it …  the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow—ideally until the end of tomorrow."

"I know McConnell is doing everything he can to rush it, which is kind of a kick in the head because it's one thing to oppose us, it's another thing not to give us a fair opportunity to contest it. And he wants to try to get it down to only three states that we contest. But there are 10 states that we contest, not three. So if you could object to every state and, along with a congressman, get a hearing for every state, I know we would delay you a lot, but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote, particularly after what McConnell did today. It angered them, because they have written letters asking that you guys adjourn and send them back the questionable ones and they'll fix them up. 

So, this phone number, I'm available on all night, and it would be an honor to talk to you. Thank you."

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