Trump threatens GA official, Senate runoffs on Tuesday

Monday, 04 Jan, 2021

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday extended immigration bans on green cards and visas that allow foreign workers to temporarily work in the country till March 31, Reuters reported.

Professor Anthony Michael Kreis of the Georgia State University College of Law also maintained that Trump broke state law on soliciting election fraud. 'And there's nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you've recalculated'. "I would not be so presumptuous as to tell you who to vote for".

Raffensperger is heard responding: "Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong".

"We must respect the states' authority here", the lawmakers wrote in their statement, obtained by POLITICO.

"Everyone's going to look very good if the truth comes out", Trump said. The former vice president won by a margin of 306-232 in the state-by-state Electoral College, and by more than 7 million votes overall.

On a call disclosed Sunday, Trump can be heard pressuring Georgia officials to "find" him more votes.

"Moreover, actions such as States" continued imposition of restrictions on businesses still affect the number of workers that can be hired as compared with February of 2020", Trump said, adding that his latest proclamation may be extended if necessary.

President Donald Trump should be impeached for a second time after being "caught on tape trying to rig a presidential election", the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said Sunday.

While a couple of prominent Trump supporters have urged that path on him, both the president and other White House officials have strongly denied those suggestions.

"The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry", Trump said, according to one audio excerpt published online by the Post.

One moderate Republican, Congressman Adam Kinzinger, tweeted: "This is absolutely appalling". "To every member of Congress considering objecting to the election results, you can not - in light of this - do so with a clean conscience".

At the end of the call, there was a renewed push to get Raffensperger to undo Georgia's results before Tuesday's Senate runoffs, with the president and Meadows asking the state to meet and turn over information that they purport could prove evidence of fraud.

Biden's inauguration is set for January 20 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., against Democrat Raphael Warnock and Sen. The result could determine the balance of power in the Senate - if the two Democrat contenders win, then there will be equal numbers of Republican and Democratic senators and Democratic Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will have the deciding vote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues that while there is "no doubt" of Biden's victory, their job now "is to convince more of the American people to trust in our democratic system".

In recent weeks, Trump has openly called for former Georgia U.S. Rep. Doug Collins to mount a primary challenge to Kemp.

The state conducted three separate ballot counts, resulting in two official certifications of Biden's victory.

They've hoped to empower Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the session, to unilaterally reject Biden's electors; it's unclear if those members will attempt to object to or change those rules when they come to the House and Senate floor Sunday evening.

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking House Republican, warned in a memo to colleagues that objections to the Electoral College results "set an exceptionally unsafe precedent".

Senator Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential candidate, called the campaign an "egregious ploy" that served only to "enhance the political ambition of some". "It is time to move forward". Trump is whipping up crowds for a rally in Washington. Trump further complained that no case filed over fraud allegations has been reviewed.