It's entirely possible, even likely, that Joe Biden will end up president of the United States – at least until Kamala Harris takes over under the 25th Amendment.
Most Republicans believe the election was stolen – for good and bad reasons.
For one thing, despite what the media claim, the Democrats have a long history of using fraudulent mail-in ballots to rig elections – as even Biden himself seemed to admit it.
Just this past May, the former judge of elections in South Philadelphia, Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes for Democrat candidates in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
"DeMuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear," said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain in a statement following DeMuro's conviction.
Of course, the same media experts who claimed the 2016 election was stolen by Russian meddling now claim that that vote-tampering is virtually impossible and almost never happens.
Yet the problem facing American patriots is two-fold.
First, proving voter fraud in court is very difficult.
And second and more important, even if you can prove individual acts of voter fraud, courts are reluctant to interfere in elections if there is not overwhelming evidence that the cheating impacted the final result.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford lost a very close election against Jimmy Carter in which the State of New York played a crucial role.
Ford sued the Board of Elections of New York alleging massive voter fraud.
According to Ford, as many as 306,000 illegal fraudulent votes were cast in New York's Democrat-controlled cities that, as a result, debased and diluted the legitimate votes of qualified voters.
The district court ruled that Ford raised legitimate issues and had the right to seek relief, just as Donald Trump is doing now.
However, as Alexander Macris has explained in a detailed article on the case, the court established a legal test that, while relevant to the 2020 election, is almost impossible to meet.
According to Macris, the court ruled that in order for a plaintiff to win a suit in which the results of an election are set aside, he or she must prove (1) specific acts of misconduct (not just hearsay) that (2) involved "willful or knowing" ballot fraud by (3) state officials or private individuals working with state officials and that (4) changed the outcome of the election.
That is a very high bar indeed.
Macris acknowledges that you may not have to prove each and every act of voter fraud or ballot stuffing, and that statistical analysis might be used to prove that certain election results might be, based on voting samples of past elections, highly implausible if not impossible.
Yet, once again, producing enough statistical evidence to prove your case is difficult, and, even if you do produce such evidence, you have to prove that the cheating was sufficient to impact the outcome of the election.
This is why the media repeat over and over again that there is no evidence of "widespread" cheating – because they know that cheating likely did occur but that it will be almost impossible to prove that it was sufficient to impact the final result.
It goes without saying that all this undermines Americans' confidence in their elections.
For a sizable portion of the country, Joe Biden will be an illegitimate president who stole the election.
Nothing The New York Times writes or CNN's anchors scream to refute this will overcome this perception.
At least 70 million enraged Trump supporters will spend the next four years doing everything in their power to block Biden/Harris's socialist "woke" agenda – beginning with investigations into the Biden Family's dubious business dealings in China and the Ukraine.
Yet the real blame for the waning confidence in America's civic institutions lies with the controlled corporate media.
For four long years, Americans have watched the media and Big Tech billionaires do everything in their power to get rid up Trump, including campaigns of deliberate propaganda (such as the Russia Hoax and the Very Fine People Hoax.)
Americans have experienced first-hand the mass censorship of conservative voices on social media and in Google search results.
The conduct of the Trump-hating media, in fact, is the primary reason why most Trump supporters believe the election was rigged – because of the media's rush to declare Biden victor long before the vote counts were completed.
The more the Trump-hating media celebrate the fall of the Bad Orange Man, the more they insist on creating neo-Stalinist "enemy lists" of Trump's supporters, they more they undermine Americans' trust in the fairness and validity of national elections.
Robert J. Hutchinson writes about the intersection of politics and ideas. He is the author of numerous books of popular history, including, most recently, "What Really Happened: The Death of Hitler" (Regnery, 2020). Read Robert J. Hutchinson's Reports — More Here.
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