MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:35:44 +0000 Obama criticizes Youngkin in Va. governor's race http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/0e79a2ee41444e9ab1205c21ef0e4db5 Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters on Saturday to support Democrat in the closely watched race. (Oct. 23) 0e79a2ee41444e9ab1205c21ef0e4db5 Sat, 23 Oct 2021 22:46:37 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:  ++COMMERCIAL MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO AND OR PERFORMANCES, MUST BE CLEARED ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN LOCAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND COPYRIGHT AGREEMENTS WITH YOUR APPLICABLE COLLECTING SOCIETY.++US NETWORK POOLRichmond, Virginia - 23 October 20211. Former US President Barack Obama on stage with Terry McAuliffe ANNOATATION:Obama criticizes Youngkin in Va. governor's race2. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, Former US President:"The big message of Terry's opponent is that he's a regular guy because he wears fleece and he's accusing schools of brainwashing our kids. He's also said he wanted to audit the voting machines used in the last presidential election again. Really? Encouraging the lies and conspiracy theories that we've had to live through all this time and yet we're supposed to believe he's going to stand up for our democracy."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, Former US President "Either he actually believes in the same conspiracy theories that resulted in a mob. Or he doesn't believe it, but he's willing to go along with it. To say or do anything. To get elected and maybe that's worse. Because. Because. Because that says something about character and character will end up showing when you actually are in office."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, Former US President: "When you got somebody like Terry who's responsible and serious he's worth fighting for. So, you got to go out there and show the cynics that you're willing to knock on doors for Terry to make the calls for Terry to tell your friends and neighbors what's at stake. We ain't got time to be tired. We don’t have time to be tired. What is required is sustained effort."STORYLINE:Former US President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters on Saturday to support Democrat in the closely watched race.  Obama accused Youngkin of portraying himself as a friendly everyman while encouraging what Obama called "lies and conspiracy theories" about widespread voting fraud in the 2020 elections. Former President Donald Trump has continued to push the false narrative about election fraud, which fuelled the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.Youngkin, a former private equity executive and a first-time candidate, initially made "election integrity" the centrepiece of his campaign and refused for months to say whether President Joe Biden was legitimately elected. He has since said that Biden was, and that there was not widespread fraud in last year's elections. Obama described Terry McAuliffe — the state's governor from 2014-2018 — as an experienced, steady hand and told a crowd of about 2,000 people gathered outdoors at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond that the November 2 election would "show the country and the world that we're not going to indulge in our worst instincts."The former president said he understood voters are worn down, both from the country's divisive politics and the strain of the pandemic. But he said there's too much at stake to not cast a ballot. Asked for comment, a Youngkin campaign spokesperson called Obama's remarks "false statements" and accused The Associated Press of "indulging the fantasies of Terry and the left because they can't run on their failed record and radical vision for the future."The Youngkin campaign has said election security is a bipartisan concern and has tried to draw a comparison between the false claims of fraud today and the 2000 presidential election, when a Supreme Court ruling decided the winner and McAuliffe blasted the decision and said the election had been stolen.McAuliffe is seeking a return to office in the only state where the incumbent cannot serve consecutive terms. Less than two weeks out from the November 2 election, polls show a tight race in a state Biden carried by 10 percentage points last fall.  ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Former President Barack Obama offered a sharp rebuke of the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, as he encouraged voters on Saturday to support Democrat in the closely watched race. (Oct. 23) Obama criticizes Youngkin in Va. governor's race