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 01:40:39 +0000 Trump push to overturn election loss fractures GOP http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/83d6050a063642499cc350cf1892220e US President Donald Trump is deepening fractures in the Republican party as he pressures lawmakers to pick a side in his ongoing attempts to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 electoral wins in battleground states like Georgia. (Jan. 4) 83d6050a063642499cc350cf1892220e Mon, 04 Jan 2021 21:23:44 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSWest Palm Beach, Florida - 31 December 20201. STILL of US President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One ++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 2++ASSOCIATED PRESSExact location unknown, Georgia - 2 January 2021++AUDIO OVERLAID WITH IMAGE FROM PREVIOUS SHOT++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President: "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..."US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 23 December 20203. Tracking President Donald Trump and First lady Melania exit White House, wave and walk to Marine One as reporters shout questionsASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 4 January 2021++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, AP Washington Bureau Chief:"You know, this is a pretty extraordinary call. This is President Trump, in his own words, pressuring officials in Georgia to find him the votes he would need to overturn his loss in the state. It's something that we really haven't seen from a sitting president, and I think it's frankly undemocratic. And it comes at this really pivotal time. It comes as Republicans are pretty torn apart in Washington over having to certify Biden's election on January 6th. And the thing that happens the day before is they're also asking voters to go to the polls in Georgia to participate in an election that will determine the outcome of the Senate, and so."US NETWORK POOLARCHIVE: Valdosta, Georgia - 5 December 20205. US President Donald Trump speaks at a GOP Georgia campaign rallyASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 4 January 2021++SOUNDBITE FULLY COVERED++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, AP Washington Bureau Chief:"Those two priorities seem to be running into each other right now. I think it is very difficult for Republicans to thread this needle when you are both encouraging people to show up to vote and telling them that the election in November was rigged."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Rome, Georgia - 14 December 20207. Voters going inside Floyd County Administrative Building to voteASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Atlanta - 2 November 20208. Election board employee removing stack of ballots from scannerASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 4 January 2021++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, AP Washington Bureau Chief:"We had always expected that if Trump had lost the election, which he of course did, that there would be a real reckoning within the Republican Party about its future, and we're seeing that play out even before Trump leaves office. You have a real move among some Republicans to try to be the heir to Trump, to, to really solidify their own support among his base. And those are people like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz who are saying that they are going to back efforts to try to essentially overturn the results of the election in Congress. And on the other hand, you have real blowback coming from what you would describe as sort of the old school Republican establishment. Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, several others who are saying, 'Hey, this is undemocratic. This is not what we do. We might be upset about the election results, but we can't actually overturn them just because we are unhappy here.'"ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington, DC - 12 October 202010. STILL  of Senator Josh Hawley, (R) Missouri, speaks during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney BarrettASSOCIATED PRESSCumming, Georgia - 2 January 202111.STILL of Sen. Ted Cruz, (R) Texas, speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Kelly Loeffler, (R) GeorgiaASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, D.C. - 21 December 202012. Various of U.S. Capitol buildingASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 3 January 202113. STILL of Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R) Kentucky, adjusts his face mask as he participates in a swearing-in reenactment ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber at the US CapitolASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington, DC - 10 November 202014. STLL of Sen. Mitt Romney, (R) Utah, arrives as Senate Republicans hold leadership elections, on Capitol HillASSOCIATED PRESSWashington, DC - 4 January 2021++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++15. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Pace, AP Washington Bureau Chief:"I think that every time that there is an objection, you know, it really does open the door for more misinformation to be spread about the state of the results in those states, because what we know is that the results have been certified again by many Republican officials in these states. They were free and fair elections, and yet you're going to see a real effort to cast them as otherwise on the 6th."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Atlanta - 2 November 202016. Various of election board employee taking ballots from envelopesSTORYLINE:US President Donald Trump is deepening fractures in the Republican party as he pressures lawmakers to pick a side in his ongoing attempts to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 electoral wins in battleground states like Georgia.In a phone call, President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's Republican secretary of state to "find" enough votes to overturn the results of the state's presidential election, according to a recording of the conversation obtained by the Associated Press.The phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Saturday was the latest step in an unprecedented effort by a sitting president to press a state official to reverse the outcome of a free and fair election that he lost. The Republican president, who has refused to accept his loss to Democratic President-elect Biden, repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results.Election officials in Georgia counted its votes three times before certifying Biden's win by a 11,779-vote margin.AP's Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace described Trump's phone call as "extraordinary." "It's something that we really haven't seen from a sitting president, and I think it's frankly undemocratic," Pace said. "And it comes at this really pivotal time. It comes as Republicans are pretty torn apart in Washington over having to certify Biden's election on January 6th. And the thing that happens the day before is they're also asking voters to go to the polls in Georgia to participate in an election that will determine the outcome of the Senate."Trump's renewed intervention and the persistent and unfounded claims of fraud came nearly two weeks before he leaves office and two days before twin runoff elections in Georgia that will determine political control of the U.S. Senate under President Elect Joe Biden.It also added a level of further intrigue to Trump's rally in Georgia on Monday night — likely the last of his term — in which he is supposed to boost the two Republican candidates. In a rage after the Raffensperger call, Trump floated the idea of pulling out of the rally, which would have potentially devastated the GOP chances in what is expected to be a pair of razor-thin races."Those two priorities seem to be running into each other right now," Pace said. "I think it is very difficult for Republicans to thread this needle when you are both encouraging people to show up to vote and telling them that the election in November was rigged."A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden's win.Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday announced a coalition of 11 senators and senators-elect who have been enlisted for Trump's effort to subvert the will of American voters.This follows the declaration from Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, who was the first to buck Senate leadership by saying he would join with House Republicans in objecting to the state tallies during Wednesday's joint session of Congress.Trump's refusal to accept his defeat is tearing the party apart as Republicans are forced to make consequential choices that will set the contours of the post-Trump era. Hawley and Cruz are both among potential 2024 presidential contenders.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had urged his party not to try to overturn what nonpartisan election officials have concluded was a free and fair vote."You have a real move among some Republicans to try to be the heir to Trump, to really solidify their own support among his base. And those are people like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz," Pace said. "On the other hand, you have real blowback coming from what you would describe as sort of the old school Republican establishment. Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, several others who are saying, 'Hey, this is undemocratic. This is not what we do. We might be upset about the election results, but we can't actually overturn them just because we are unhappy here.'"The 11 senators largely acknowledged Saturday they will not succeed in preventing Biden from being inaugurated on Jan. 20 after he won the Electoral College 306-232. But their challenges, and those from House Republicans, represent the most sweeping effort to undo a presidential election outcome since the Civil War.The objections will force votes in both the House and Senate on Wednesday, but none are expected to prevail.===========================================================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. US President Donald Trump is deepening fractures in the Republican party as he pressures lawmakers to pick a side in his ongoing attempts to overturn Joe Biden's 2020 electoral wins in battleground states like Georgia. (Jan. 4) Trump push to overturn election loss fractures GOP