President Trump just broke his post-election silence with an interview with Washington Examiner reporter Byron York, and it’s confirmed – he’s not going to concede anytime soon. It’s always a bad idea to count President Trump out, and he has a specific idea of exactly what it’ll take to get a path to victory.
Trump said: “We’re going to win Wisconsin…Arizona — it’ll be down to 8,000 votes, and if we can do an audit of the millions of votes, we’ll find 8,000 votes easy. If we can do an audit, we’ll be in good shape there.”
“Georgia, we’re going to win,” he continued, “because now, we’re down to about 10,000, 11,000 votes, and we have hand-counting…Hand-counting is the best. To do a spin of the machine doesn’t mean anything. You pick up 10 votes. But when you hand-count — I think we’re going to win Georgia.”
At one point in the conversation, the president seemed to consider and then quickly reject the idea of losing. “I’m a guy who realizes — five days ago, I thought, ‘Maybe,'” he said, pausing for just a second. “But, now I see evidence, and we have hundreds of affidavits,” referring to the testimonials included in his lawsuits.
Of course, it comes down to the votes in Pennsylvania and Michigan, even if the president is right about Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia. In those states, the Trump team is pinning its hopes on lawsuits alleging fraud in the handling of mail-in ballots.
It remains to be seen what happens, but it’s important to note that Trump’s stand isn’t just about 2020 – it’s about 2022, 2024, and every future election.
Don’t listen to the media. They’ve never been in good faith. Can you imagine what they’d be doing if Trump was leading by slim margins in 5 states?
Transparency matters. It is the absolutely essential basis for legitimacy. In a system of participatory government, dependent upon popular assent, ignoring that truth only accelerates political decay. https://t.co/7Mjt6Nh1W2
— Chris Buskirk (@thechrisbuskirk) November 12, 2020
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