2020 Presidential Election

Election Challenges, Then and Now

Featured image So the Democrat media line is that challenging the election result is unprecedented, seditious even. Why, certainly Democrats would never do such a thing! Oh, wait: »

Accepting the Electoral College Vote, Or Not

Featured image Senator Josh Hawley has said that he will vote against accepting the reported Electoral College vote in the joint session of Congress next week, and a number of Republican House members will do the same. Some reports say that 140 or more GOP House members will vote to reject the Electoral College tally in one or more states. As I understand it, if there are objections in both houses, the »

How Much Voter Fraud Was There?

Featured image Voter fraud is a large and growing problem in the United States, and there is good reason to think that it exploded in 2020 on account of (among other things) unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots and deliberately lax controls in many states. John Lott has now produced a statistical analysis that suggests substantial voter fraud in Fulton County, Georgia and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Lott’s conclusion is that his analysis suggests »

History Repeats

Featured image Respectable people everywhere are scandalized at President Trump’s insistence that the election results are not to be taken at face value, and deplore the pressure he has brought on Attorney General Bill Barr and other Republicans to press the matter. How outrageous! How unprecedented! Unprecedented? I wonder. Especially when by accident I ran across a newspaper column from the late and revered journalist Ralph de Toledano from December 6, 1960: »

They Stole It Fair And Square

Featured image My goodness, Scott certainly stirred up our readership yesterday with his “limp noodle” confession about the election. At the risk of annoying many readers further, I’ll offer my observations on the matter which lead to my conclusion about why, and, more importantly, how to move on from here. In rank order of provocation: • The Democrats stole the election fair and square. Of course I don’t mean that literally; what »

Biden rubs it in

Featured image Joe Biden took a victory lap and rubbed it in big time in remarks posted here by RealClearPolitics (video and text). The occasion of his remarks was the Electoral College vote certification. Clearing his throat throughout, he sought to humiliate the opposition. Joel Pollak captures something of the tone in “Biden’s Phlegmatic, Divisive Speech Burns Bridges to Trump’s America.” (I don’t think “phlegmatic” is the right word. “Phlegmy” would be »

The Washington Post throws a mindless fit

Featured image We all knew that heads would explode at the Washington Post if President Trump won reelection. But who knew that, with Joe Biden about to be declared the winner, heads at the Post would explode anyway? Post writers Touluse Olorunnipa and Cleve Wootson, Jr. have produced a hysterical front page “news” story with this passage as its centerpiece: For the past six weeks, Trump has staged the ultimate loyalty test »

How Much Voter Fraud Was There?

Featured image Over the next few years, books will be written about the 2020 presidential election. Some will argue that the Democrats stole the election through widespread voter fraud. Others will argue that while safeguards were lax and there was a good bit of fraud, Joe Biden would have won the election anyway. I doubt that anyone will argue that Biden, the sad shell of a man who at his best was »

Supreme Court Turns Down Texas Election Case

Featured image This evening the Supreme Court denied the motion by the State of Texas, supported by 18 other states, to seek to overturn election results in four other states. The vote was 7-2; Justices Alito and Thomas said that they would have granted Texas’s motion for leave to file a complaint, but denied any further relief. The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied »

Texas Throws a Hail Mary

Featured image Yesterday the State of Texas filed pleadings in the U.S. Supreme Court alleging that the electoral processes followed by Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin in this year’s election were unconstitutional and the results in those states should be negated. Because this is a lawsuit between states, the Supreme Court has original and exclusive jurisdiction. Texas’s pleadings are embedded below. The Texas motion and supporting brief are well-drafted and make a »

Fact checking the GA “fact” “check”

Featured image We have followed the strange doings described by Jacki Pick before a Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week in posts here, here, and here. In the second and third of these posts I linked to a “fact check” performed by Lead Stories. The limitations of this “fact check” are to a significant extent apparent on its face. Mollie Hemingway has now delivered a devastating critique of the “fact” “check” »

“Joe (not really) from Scranton” flopped with the working class

Featured image Lisa Lerer of the New York Times, having looked at the county-by-county election results, concludes that Joe Biden failed to win back the working class for the Democrats. In fact, he seems to have fared worse with blue-collar voters than “Hillary from Chappaqua” did. Lerer writes: The clearest way to understand the results of the 2020 election — and, perhaps, the shifting state of our politics — is through the »

Apocalypse Now?

Featured image Did Joe Biden and the Democrats steal this year’s presidential election? Polls suggest that a great many Americans, including many Democrats, believe that they did. I don’t know whether the election was stolen or not. I will say this: the Democrats went to great lengths to commit, or enable, voter fraud. To cite just a couple of examples, in a number of states, including my own, they used corrupt, collusive »

The night the lights didn’t go out

Featured image I noted the presentation by Trump legal team volunteer Jacki Pick before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee here yesterday and followed it here with the citation of a “fact check” that presented the assertions of county officials assuring us that there was nothing to see. Rich Lowry commented further with useful links and a reporter’s Twitter thread in “About the suitcase video.” In my initial post I directed readers to »

A Georgia state of mind revisited

Featured image The site Lead Stories has fact checked Jacki Pick’s account of the doings at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on election night. As I noted in my “Georgia state of mind” post, a Democratic state senator disputed the accuracy of Pick’s account at the conclusion of the full video of Pick’s testimony. In light of the video of Pick’s testimony, I want to be sure readers take into account the Lead »

A Georgia state of mind

Featured image Trump legal team volunteer Jacki Pick spoke at a Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on election fraud yesterday (video immediately below). In her remarks Pick drew on just-discovered surveillance footage from Atlanta’s State Farm Arena showing secretly counted ballots coming from suitcases left under a table on election night — when counting had supposedly stopped and observers evacuated. Andrea Widburg has helpfully illustrated Pick’s remarks with expanded screenshots that trace »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll delivers A POST-THANKSGIVING, POST-ELECTION POST OF RANDOM CHEER. She writes: First, a little somethin’ for the ladies…This is a picture of our Pinal County sheriff, Mark Lamb. Although he said he would not arrest any Thanksgiving dinner miscreants privately hosting more than 10 people, it is rumored that he did receive an anonymous phone message from a female busybody advising that “a certain woman on Misty Lane is »