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 02:36:14 +0000 Raffensperger responds after release of Trump call http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/cb81912931794890ab99d3632826e95b Georgia's Secretary of State is responding after the release of a phone call recording with President Trump where he's pressured to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win. (Jan. 4) cb81912931794890ab99d3632826e95b Mon, 04 Jan 2021 19:33:08 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESS West Palm Beach, Florida - 31 December 20201. STILL of President Trump boarding Air Force OneASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 4 January 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State"When he made his initial case, I said, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is that you have wrong data. He just has bad data and that's what we tried to help him understand."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Atlanta - 5 November 20203. Various of ballots being counted inside State Farm ArenaASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 4 January 2021++COVERED++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State"He was looking for any advantage he could get and I just don't see how he's going to get it."ASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 4 January 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State"Sometimes people say things that they probably shouldn't say in the heat of the moment but at the end of the day, we'll find out where this all goes after Wednesday."ASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 5 November 20206. STILL of vote counting at State Farm ArenaASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 4 January 20217. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State"Our office did record the call along with the White House, I believe. So, one of them released the message."ASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 5 November 20208. STILL of vote counting at State Farm ArenaASSOCIATED PRESSAtlanta - 4 January 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++9. SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State"What we're really saying here in Georgia is that we're going to have fair and honest elections. Truth matters, facts matters. It's as simple as that."++EDIT ENDS ON A SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Georgia's top election official is responding after the release of a phone call where President Donald Trump can be heard pressuring him to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state. The call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger 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. Raffensperger on Monday told The Associated Press he believed the President was "looking any advantage he could get."During the call, Trump repeatedly cited disproven claims of fraud and raised the prospect of criminal offenses if officials did not change the vote count. "When he made his initial case, I said, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is wrong data, you just have bad data and that's what we tried to help him understand," Raffensperger said.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."What we're really saying here in Georgia is that we're going to have fair and honest elections. Truth matters, facts matters, it's as simple as that. We need to follow the constitution, we will follow the constitution," Raffensperger said. When asked by an AP reporter who released the call, Raffensperger wouldn't get specific. "Our office did record the call along with the White House, I believe. So, one of them released the message," he said. Georgia counted its voted three times before certifying Biden's win by an 11,779 margin. ===========================================================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. Georgia's Secretary of State is responding after the release of a phone call recording with President Trump where he's pressured to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's win. (Jan. 4) Raffensperger responds after release of Trump call