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 Wed, 21 Apr 2021 02:42:59 +0000 Trump to Ga. election chief: 'find 11,780 votes' http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7c738bca129c451986ddae2657bfdd59 President Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud, according to a recording of the conversation. (Jan. 4) 7c738bca129c451986ddae2657bfdd59 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 07:17:43 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: West Point, New York - 12 December 20201. US President Trump at the Army-Navy football game++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 2++ASSOCIATED PRESSExact location unknown, Georgia - 2 January 20212. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President: ++STARTS ON PREVIOUS SHOT++++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++"So, look, 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 and flipping the state is a great testament to our country because, you know, this is, just, it's a testament that they can admit to a mistake or whatever you want to call it. If it was a mistake, I don't know."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington, DC - 12 December 20203. Trump leaving the White House++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 2++ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: West Palm Beach, Florida - 31 December 20204. Trump boarding Air Force One++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 2 AND 7++ASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVE: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland - 23 December 20205. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump ++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 7++6. Trump with thumb up ++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 7++ASSOCIATED PRESSExact location unknown, Georgia - 2 January 20217. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President: ++STARTS ON PREVIOUS SHOT++"If we could just go over some of the numbers, I think it's pretty clear that we won, we won very substantially in Georgia, because we have at least two or three, anywhere from two hundred and fifty to three hundred thousand ballots were dropped mysteriously into the rolls. Much of that had to do with Fulton County, which hasn't been checked. We think that if you check the signatures, a real check of the signatures going back in Fulton County, you'll find at least a couple of hundred thousand of forged signatures. The bottom line is when you add it all up and then you start adding, you know, three hundred thousand fake ballots, then the other thing they said is in Fulton County and other areas and this may or may not be true, this just came up this morning that they are burning their ballots, that they are shredding, shredding ballots and removing equipment. They're changing the equipment on the, on the Dominion machines and, you know, that's not legal and they supposedly shredded, I think they said three hundred pounds, three thousand pounds of ballots and that's just came to us as a report today and it's a very sad situation. They weren't in an official voter box. They were in what looked to be suitcases or trunks, suitcases, but they weren't in voter boxes. The minimum number, it could be because we watched it and they watched it certified in slow motion, instant replay, if you can believe it. But that slow motion and it was magnified many times over and the minimum it was was 18,000 ballots, all for (US President-elect Joe) Biden."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Atlanta - 4 November 20208. Mid of people sitting, counting votes in Fulton County++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 7++ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Atlanta - 2 November 2020++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 7++9. Hands of election workers processing ballots10. Workers processing ballots11. Wide of workers processing ballots12. Worker at voting machine13. Worker processing ballots14. Wide of worker processing ballots15. Mid of worker processing ballots16. Pan of room where ballots are processed and counted17. Worker processing ballots18. Worker standing, processing ballotsASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVE: Joint Base Andrews, Maryland - 31 December 202019. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walking down steps from Air Force OneSTORYLINE:US President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican Secretary of State to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of “criminal offense" if officials did not change the vote count, according to a recording of the conversation. The phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday was the latest step in an unprecedented effort by a sitting president to pressure a state official to reverse the outcome of a free and fair election that he lost.The president, who has refused to accept his loss to Democratic president-elect Biden, repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results.Georgia counted its votes three times before certifying Biden's win by a 11,779 margin.Audio snippets of the conversation were first posted online by The Washington Post. The Associated Press obtained the full audio of Trump’s conversation with Georgia officials from a person on the call. The AP has a policy of not amplifying disinformation and unproven allegations. The AP plans to post the full audio as it annotates a transcript with fact check material.Trump's renewed intervention and the persistent and unfounded claims of fraud come nearly two weeks before he leaves office and two days before twin runoff elections in Georgia that will determine political control of the US Senate. The president used the hourlong conversation to tick through a list of claims about the election in Georgia, including that hundreds of thousands of ballots mysteriously appeared in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta. Officials have said there is no evidence of that happening. The Georgia officials on the call are heard repeatedly pushing back against the president’s assertions, telling him that he’s relying on debunked theories and, in one case, selectively edited video. At another point in the conversation, Trump appeared to threaten Raffensperger and Ryan Germany, the secretary of state’s legal counsel, by suggesting both could be criminally liable if they failed to find that thousands of ballots in Fulton County had been illegally destroyed. There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim.Others on the call included Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, and attorneys assisting Trump, including Washington lawyer Cleta Mitchell.Trump confirmed in a tweet on Sunday that he had spoken with Raffensperger. The White House referred questions to Trump’s reelection campaign, which did not respond on Sunday to an emailed request for comment.Raffensperger’s office did not respond to a request for comment.Trump has repeatedly attacked how Raffensperger conducted Georgia’s elections, claiming without evidence that the state’s 16 electoral votes were wrongly given to Biden.===========================================================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. President Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state's presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud, according to a recording of the conversation. (Jan. 4) Trump to Ga. election chief: 'find 11,780 votes'