Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s newly announced chief of staff remarked on Twitter in 2014 that U.S. elections are rigged, Breitbart reported.
The six-year-old throwback is notable given the current election controversy involving Democrats insisting that there is no way votes could be fraudulent as they attempt to declare Biden the presumptive winner.
Ties to 2000 election
While Ron Klain has not opined on the issue during the 2020 election cycle, it is clear that his party is now insisting that election results could not be tainted after four years of pushing a narrative of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 election.
Since Election Day, voters have seen multiple allegations of potential fraud and apparent irregularities, most recently leading to the announcement of a hand recount of all votes in Georgia. As it turns out, Klain might have been right in 2014 when he claimed that American elections are rigged.
For those Americans old enough to remember the 2000 election, the immediate aftermath of this race might seem familiar.
It is worth noting that Klain also briefly worked on the administration of prospective President-elect Al Gore before the U.S. Supreme Court reversed early projections by finding that Republican George W. Bush had actually won. From there, he went on to work as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae.
Now in the role of chief of staff for another prospective administration facing legal challenges, the parallels to the Bush–Gore election are clear.
Trump campaign presses forward
President Donald Trump certainly seems to believe that the 2020 election is rigged, as do a number of his key allies across the country.
In one Michigan county, for example, an audit uncovered votes apparently swapped from Trump to Biden. The president won the same county four years ago.
Software similar to that behind the swapped votes were also used in races conducted in more than half the states in the nation.
With Trump campaign surrogates pursuing legal challenges in multiple key swing states, the election, as Vice President Mike Pence declared, “AIN’T over!”
In another echo of the 2000 election, perhaps Klain should be advised not to get too comfortable with his new title and position.