Douglas Andrews / December 3, 2020

Trump Doubles Down on a Stolen Election

The president laid out a passionate and detailed case against voter fraud.

“This may be the most important speech I’ve ever made.”

So began a lengthy address by President Donald Trump from the White House yesterday, during which he laid out in detail many of the anomalies, irregularities, and instances of indisputable fraud that have marred our nation’s November 3 presidential election.

The president’s speech was announced on Twitter and posted on Facebook. Remarkably, it’s still available. And you needn’t have a Facebook account to watch it; you can simply bypass the sign-in prompt. The president’s remarks are about 45 minutes long, and, if you care about our Republic, you should watch them in their entirety. But we’ll try to hit some of the key points below.

Or, if you’d prefer to feel your blood boil, you can check out the coverage given the speech by the incurious and dishonest leftist hacks in the mainstream media. As Wall Street Journal reporters Andrew Restuccia and Alex Leary dismissed it, the speech was “the latest rhetorical escalation by the president as he continues to contest the results of an election he lost.”

An election he lost. Strange. We can’t lay our finger upon that article of the Constitution which says that The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times or the Associated Press is vested with the power to determine the winners and losers of our nation’s presidential elections, nor our local dog-catcher elections, for that matter.

The president merely “ticked through a slew of statements that have been proved false or that his campaign hasn’t substantiated in court,” according to the Journal’s reporters, without once mentioning the hundreds of sworn affidavits (read: evidence) that U.S. citizens have provided to the Trump legal team.

The president began by noting his duty to ensure the integrity of what he called our greatest privilege, the right to vote. “As president, I have no higher duty than to defend the laws and the Constitution of the United States. That is why I am determined to protect our election system, which is now under coordinated assault and siege. … The constitutional process must be allowed to continue. We’re going to defend the honesty of the vote by ensuring that every legal ballot is counted and that no illegal ballot is counted. This is not just about honoring the votes of 74 million Americans who voted for me, it’s about ensuring that Americans can have faith in this election and in all future elections.”

The president hit upon the historical tendencies for fraudulent voting in Democrat-controlled cities such as Philadelphia and Detroit before noting, “What changed this year was the Democrat Party’s relentless push to print and mail out tens of millions of ballots sent to unknown recipients with virtually no safeguards of any kind. This allowed fraud and abuse to occur in a scale never seen before. Using the pandemic as a pretext, Democrat politicians and judges drastically changed election procedures just months, and in some cases, weeks before the election on the 3rd of November. … This colossal expansion of mail-in voting opened the floodgates to massive fraud. It’s a widely known fact that the voting rolls are packed with people who are not lawfully eligible to vote, including those who are deceased, have moved out of their state, and are even noncitizens of our country. Beyond this, the records are riddled with errors, wrong addresses, duplicate entries, and many other issues. This is not disputed. It has never been disputed.”

The president employed a couple of visual aids to make his point, twice holding up charts that showed ballot “spike anomalies” in Wisconsin and Michigan of the sort we mentioned here in Pennsylvania, where a dump of 570,000 votes came in for Joe Biden but just 3,200 for President Trump. “If we’re right about the fraud,” he said, “Joe Biden can’t be president.” (According to the Journal, Biden’s transition team didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.)

Thirteen minutes into his remarks, Trump hit upon the importance of the January 5 Senate contests in Georgia. “David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are two tremendous people,” he said. “Unfortunately, in Georgia, they’re using the same horrible Dominion [voting] system, and … hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots have been requested. The difference is, it’s one state, and we will have our eyes on it like nobody’s ever watched anything before, because we have to win those two Senate seats.” The president clearly understands what’s at stake in Georgia, and he’s announced that he’ll head there this weekend to campaign for the two Republican candidates.

“The Democrats had this election rigged right from the beginning,” Trump said. “They used the pandemic, sometimes referred to as the China Virus … as an excuse to mail out tens of millions of ballots, which ultimately led to a big part of the fraud, a fraud that the whole world is watching — and there is no one happier right now than China.”

Trump spoke about phony ballots, ineligible voters, and laughably lax verification procedures in crucial swing states, and he stressed the need to have these many instances of fraud fully investigated and adjudicated — one of them an “equal protection” case in Pennsylvania — rather than swept under the rug. “The media knows this,” he said, “but they don’t want to report it. In fact, they outright refuse to even cover it, because they know the result if they do. Even what I’m saying now will be demeaned and disparaged, but that’s okay. I just keep on going forward, because I’m representing 74 million people and, in fact, I’m also representing all of the people that didn’t vote for me.”

The president closed by saying, “I don’t mind if I lose an election, but I want to lose an election fair and square. But I don’t want to do is have it stolen from the American people. … I am prepared to except any accurate election result, and I hope that Joe Biden is as well. … This is not just about my campaign, although it has a lot to do with who’s going to be your next president. This is about restoring faith and confidence in American elections. This is about our democracy and the sacred rights that generations of Americans have fought, bled, and died to secure. Nothing is more urgent or more important. The only ballots that should count in this election are those cast by eligible voters who are citizens of our country, residents of the states in which they voted, and who cast their ballots in a lawful manner before the legal deadline. … If we don’t root out the fraud … we don’t have a country anymore.”

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