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Tim Donner: Biden and Trump, Trump and Biden. Who’s who at this point? Donald Trump is president; Joe Biden has been declared president-elect by all the major media. But Trump keeps fighting in courtrooms in multiple states. It creates an almost surreal picture of the political hierarchy now. Charges of election fraud are the currency of the Trump campaign at this point, with much of the focus on the Dominion Voting Systems used in more than half the states in the country. Investigative reporter John Solomon of JusttheNews.com went on Fox Business Network and said Dominion’s political ties have made conservatives increasingly suspicious.
John Solomon: Dominion was a donor to the Clinton Foundation. It’s tied to the Democratic establishment. It did hire as a lobbyist Nancy Pelosi’s former top chief aide. We’ve contacted and canvassed tens of thousands of voters now. We’ve not found any evidence that computers change votes specifically, but Dominion Systems was prime for people to understand how they could use it and calculate, “Hey, President Trump’s up at 20,000 votes at 11:00 at night. Let’s find 20,000 votes somewhere and run them through the system in the dark of night.” That is a scenario that, when we talked to voters, election observers, even some city election workers in Philadelphia and Detroit, that appears to be a realistic scenario.
Tim: And the woman who along with Rudy Giuliani is pleading the president’s case, Sidney Powell, went a step further on Dominion with a remarkably bold claim.
Sidney Powell: It’s massive criminal voter fraud, writ large, across at least 29 states, that could have been happening. Anytime a voting machine was connected to the internet, and we have evidence that many were, it was obviously happening. It’s obvious from the algorithm and the statistics that our experts are tracking out for batches of votes and when the curves changed, and it’s going to blow the mind of everyone in this country when we get it all together and can explain it with the affidavits and the experts that have come forward.
Tim: Sidney Powell and company will ultimately have to blow the minds of judges and juries if their hopes of overturning the reported results of this election can be realized. Three states would have to flip for Trump to secure a second term.
Meanwhile, the media- and self-proclaimed president-elect Joe Biden held a press conference backed by his office of president-elect signage, and repeated one of his most famous remarks from the campaign about the resurgent coronavirus.
Joe Biden: We’re going into a very dark winter. Things are going to get much tougher before they get easier. That requires sparing no effort to fight COVID so that we can open our businesses safely, resume our lives, and put this pandemic behind us. It’s going to be difficult, but it can be done. And they all agreed, that means rallying the country behind a national strategy with robust public health measures, like mandatory masking, widely available testing with rapid results, scaled-up production of lifesaving treatments and therapeutics, and safe, equitable, and free distribution of the vaccine.
Tim: Biden, of course, has one major advantage over Trump. We now have two separate vaccines reporting 95% success rates in final trials, thanks in large part to Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, and the beleaguered president celebrated with a victory lap.
President Trump: In the past nine months, my administration has initiated the single greatest mobilization in U.S. history, pioneering, developing, and manufacturing therapies and vaccines in record time, numbers like nobody’s seen before. No medical breakthrough of this scope and magnitude has ever been achieved this rapidly, this quickly … Operation Warp Speed is unequaled and unrivaled anywhere in the world.
Tim: Current expectations are that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be ready to roll by the end of the year. Frontline workers and old and medically compromised people will be first in line, with the hope that most of America can be vaccinated by next spring.
Now, if Biden is ultimately proclaimed the president-elect when the Electoral College meets, he will face a Congress teetering on the edge, with Democrats losing as many as a dozen seats in the House and Republicans needing one win in the two races in Georgia next month to maintain control of the Senate. Thus, Biden knows if he makes it to the White House, he’ll have to be able to apply his supposed skill in working across the aisle.
Joe Biden: Look, I am not a pessimist, as you know, and I think there are enough Republicans who’ve already spoken out, and I think there’ll be many more. Not many more, there’ll be a larger number, once the election is declared, and I’m sworn in. To be able to get things done, I think they understand. For example, I can’t imagine there not being a willingness on the part of Republicans, there are going to be significant pressure to deal with health care. I think we can get a lot done.
Tim: Boy, is this guy the opposite of Trump or what? But, of course, Biden would never be on the precipice of becoming president if not for the man who saved his flagging career 12 years ago, Barack Obama. But you’ll hardly believe what the 44th president said this week about the benefits of a post-Trump Biden presidency.
Barack Obama: I think that what Joe and Kamala can do is to re-establish that we don’t use the Justice Department, for example, to go after political enemies, that we don’t mingle personal business interests with the business of government, that there is an expectation that the president doesn’t routinely lie.
Tim: Wow, that may set a new land speed record for hypocrisy. Talk about rich. Obama says that, unlike Trump, Biden won’t use the Justice Department against his enemies … after his own Justice Department tried every trick in the book to dismantle the Trump candidacy in 2016 and then his presidency. And he said, “Biden won’t mingle personal business interests with the interests of government” … when we know for a fact from that laptop in the Delaware computer store that that was exactly what Biden’s been doing for years, if not longer. And lies? How about saying he would ban fracking about a dozen times in the primary campaign and then claim he’d never said it? Imagine if the media held Biden to even one-tenth of the standard to which they hold Trump.
Finally, to put the election in perspective from a high-profile figure on the left, known for his brutally frank analysis, here is Bill Maher, hardly celebrating Trump’s defeat, instead laying waste to Democrats who were laid low in Congress.
Bill Maher: Liberals can either write off half the country as irredeemable or they can ask, “What is it about a D next to a candidate’s name that makes it so toxic?” … Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb says, “Democratic rhetoric needs to be dialed back. It needs to be rooted in common sense.” Thank you. Thank you … Republicans are the party of don’t wear masks, kids in cages, lock her up, and Democrats are the party of every hypersensitive social justice warrior, woke bu—–t story in the news.
Tim: There you have it, a brief summation of the state of our two major political parties, post-election 2020.
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