They really, really, really want you to believe it’s over:
Joe Biden was named the next president of the United States at 11.25 a.m. Saturday morning by television networks and the Associated Press – as Donald Trump played golf. CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the AP and USA Today all made the call. Fox News did not immediately follow suit. Votes in Philadelphia pushed his margin in must-win Pennsylvania over the edge. That took him to 273 electoral votes – putting the 77-year-old on a clear path to the White House.
Kamala Harris, his running mate becomes the first female vice president, and the first black and Asian-American vice president. The call ended a rollercoaster which began on Tuesday when polls closed, and now turns the spotlight on Donald Trump and how he will react. Biden should now be sworn in on January 20 as the 46th President of the United States – barring an extraordinary legal upset caused by one of the blizzard of lawsuits Trump has threatened, but which so far have failed to generate legal traction.
The apparent president-elect is now preparing to address the nation tonight but there was no obvious sign that Trump will offer a concession speech or public appearance of his own.
But it isn’t over. The media can proclaim it all they want. But Joe Biden is not President of the United States of America until he is sworn into office, and he should not be unless and until it can be proven, beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt, that his election was legitimate.
The Deep State has made its play. The ball is now in President Trump’s court. Pray that he chooses wisely and well.
UPDATE: The President is not the only player on the board. It appears the Supreme Court is gearing up for action:
All county boards of election are hereby ordered, pending further order of the Court, to comply with the following guidance provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth on October 28 and November 1, namely, (1) that all ballots received by mail after 8:00 p.m. on November 3 be segregated and kept “in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots,” and (2) that all such ballots, if counted, be counted separately.
Until today, this Court was not informed that the guidance issued on October 28, which had an important bearing on the question whether to order special treatment of the ballots in question, had been modified. The application received today also informs the Court that neither the applicant nor the Secretary has been able to verify that all boards are complying with the Secretary’s guidance, which, it is alleged, is not legally binding on them. I am immediately referring this application to the Conference and direct that any response be filed as soon as possible but in any event no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow, November 7, 2020.
UPDATE: The President addresses the media statements.
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
UPDATE: Illinois governor Pritzker has gone into quarantine “due to Covid”. What an interesting time to go into hiding….