Even before the mainstream media called former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election, Biden’s campaign team made clear that they would utilize the U.S. government to “escort” President Donald Trump from the White House, if the need arises.
“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House,” Biden campaign staffer Andrew Bates wrote in a statement on Friday, according to The Blaze.
After days of limbo, Biden was declared the winner by major mainstream media sources on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is digging in and has filed multiple lawsuits over potential voter fraud. At least one state, Georgia, is already poised to undergo a recount.
What prompted the threat?
In the days and weeks leading up to the election, there was intense rhetoric from Trump’s camp suggesting that the surge in mass, mail-in voting could lead to outright voter and ballot fraud in a number of crucial swing states needed by both Biden and Trump to secure a victory.
On the other side, media pundits and Democrats have repeatedly fretted about the possibility that Trump would refuse to leave the White House. Of course, many of them never really recognized Trump as the duly elected president to begin with, preferring to ascribe his 2016 win to “Russian” interference.
In the wake of Saturday’s bombshell announcement concerning Biden’s win — at least by media standards — the Trump campaign, along with a veritable army of some of the top legal minds in the country, are waging multiple legal battles concerning ballot and voter fraud in several swing states.
On Saturday he unleashed a fury of tweets suggesting that he’s the “legal” winner of the election.
“I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!” the president tweeted on Saturday, prompting backlash from his critics.
The president doubled down, pointing out instances in states like Pennsylvania where his camp alleges that thousands of ballots that came in after the election day deadline were illegally counted and taking those out, he argues, would easily make him the winner in The Keystone State.
Backing up the president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Saturday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will also investigate voting irregularities, specifically in regard to the alleged backdating of late ballots in Pennsylvania. “It is imperative that all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct be investigated to ensure the integrity of the 2020 elections,” Graham stated.
It would be glorious if somehow Trump’s legal team were able to pull off the series of legal miracles that would give him the election. Regardless, his campaign should continue to exercise every legal avenue to resolve questions of fraud and restore confidence in the process.