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Mediaite Still in Denial About 2020 Election
Former President Donald Trump (Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock)

There they go again.

Over there at Mediaite, the media-watching site headlines the news that former President Donald Trump has called on Fox News to admit that the 2020 election was rigged. 

And in running the story, Mediaite writes this: 

There is no evidence that reasonably suggests that there was “large scale cheating & irregularities” in the 2020 election as Trump claims, which is best evidenced by the failed legal efforts put forth by Trump’s lawyers. He lost the election. Full stop. He is the loser of the 2020 election and every reasonable person accepts that to be true.

It is more than past time to use the experience of the 2020 election to make certain that there is serious election integrity in 2024. So in that spirit, let’s review documented facts.

Mediaite writes:

There is no evidence that reasonably suggests that there was “large scale cheating & irregularities” in the 2020 election as Trump claims.

Hello? Yes, indeed, there is evidence that more than reasonably suggests irregularities in the 2020 election right here in my own state of Pennsylvania. Let’s do specifics.

As the Federalist’s ace investigative journalist Mollie Hemingway has documented in her classic book on this subject (that would be Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections), when Republican lawyers and operatives showed up at the convention center voting station in Philadelphia on election day:

It was worse than anybody had feared. GOP poll watchers couldn’t see a thing. Parade gates had been set up, and the counting was happening so far away behind those gates that the poll watchers couldn’t tell what was going on at all. Votes were being counted on tables set up in row after row. Visibility was limited even at the tables in the nearest row. Seeing what was happening seven rows away was flat-out impossible. The poll watchers said that it was like standing in one end zone trying to observe something in the opposite end zone.

Having been through my share of Pennsylvania elections, watching all of this on television was to understand that, yes, this is rigging an election.

Next, Mollie writes:

[E]arly voting isn’t legal in Pennsylvania. Nevertheless, Philadelphia would open seventeen such locations where people could vote in September and October, prior to the election. Nearly $35 million in (Mark) Zuckerberg funds flowed into government offices in Democratic strongholds of Pennsylvania to assist Democrats with their mail-in voting push.

 She goes on:

The Trump campaign had a legal right to observers within a reasonable distance from the counting. Why did election officials in overwhelmingly Democratic Philadelphia go out of their way to deprive the campaign of that right?

Hemingway said this of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court:

Pennsylvania’s legislature had set a clear deadline for counting votes and had declined an opportunity to revise it after a global pandemic hit. That’s when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took matters into its own hands and issued a decision that ‘squarely alters’ the law, according to (U.S.) Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

Note: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is notoriously Democratic. Their decision to override the state Legislature was rigging an election.

There’s more on Pennsylvania, specifically in the book Stealing Your Vote: The Inside Story of the 2020 Election and What It Means for 2024 by Christina Bobb.  

Chapter 8 of Bobb’s book is titled: “Stealing Votes in Pennsylvania.” In it, she tells the tale of the rigging maneuvers in Philadelphia and in Pennsylvania generally. She writes:

The Democrat governor and secretary of state for Pennsylvania disregarded the Pennsylvania Constitution and mailed out no-excuse absentee ballots. Those ballots changed the outcome of the election for multiple races in the state, and it changed the results of the presidential race too. President Trump was winning by over 700,000 votes, until Pennsylvania added another 1.4 million mail-in ballots to the tally. Suddenly the result flipped.

That is rigging an election.

To end where we began, recall that Mediaite has written this: 

There is no evidence that reasonably suggests that there was “large scale cheating & irregularities” in the 2020 election as Trump claims, which is best evidenced by the failed legal efforts put forth by Trump’s lawyers. He lost the election. Full stop. He is the loser of the 2020 election and every reasonable person accepts that to be true.

Sorry, Mediaite. Au contraire. There is evidence aplenty out there — seriously documented, factual evidence — that the 2020 election was rigged in Pennsylvania. And, I would add that it would not be the first time here in Pennsylvania.

Here, from May of 2020, is this release from the U.S. Department of Justice that is headed as follows: 

Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery

The Justice Department release begins by saying:

A former Judge of Elections has been convicted for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections in Philadelphia.

And then there was this second release from the DOJ issued in 2022: 

Former U.S. Congressman and Philadelphia Political Operative Pleads Guilty to Election Fraud Charges 

The release says this:

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced today that former U.S. Congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 79, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election for orchestrating schemes to fraudulently stuff the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Pennsylvania elections.

And note this 1994 story from the front page of the New York Times about Pennsylvania’s history of rigging elections:

Saying Philadelphia’s election system had collapsed under “a massive scheme” by Democrats to steal a State Senate election in November, a Federal judge today took the rare step of invalidating the vote and ordered the seat filled by the Republican candidate.…

Judge Newcomer ruled that the Democratic campaign of William G. Stinson had stolen the election from Bruce S. Marks in North Philadelphia’s Second Senatorial District through an elaborate fraud in which hundreds of residents were encouraged to vote by absentee ballot even though they had no legal reason — like a physical disability or a scheduled trip outside the city — to do so.

Last and certainly not least, there is this gem of news, which was leaked to the Washington Post from the Biden Justice Department. The headline

Special counsel focuses on Trump fundraising off false election claims 

The story reports that “federal prosecutors” are:

looking to determine if former president Donald Trump or his advisers scammed donors by using false claims about voter fraud to raise money, eight people familiar with the new inquiries said.

Hello? Justice Department? Claims about Trump making “false claims about voter fraud” are in fact the real fraud. 

The Biden Department of Justice is apparently deliberately, willingly ignoring the hard, documented fact that, yes indeed, Trump is right. Right here in Pennsylvania.

To say otherwise is the real fraud.

And to know that voter fraud has a history here in Pennsylvania, all the Department of Justice has to do is read its own press release files.

Will they do that? Will anybody at the DOJ do their homework? Will the media ever report the hard, documented facts?

Of course not. Because none of this is about truth and facts. It’s about two words:

Get Trump.

Millions of Americans, flooding the Trump campaign with cash and massive leads in the polls, get it.

And they are not amused.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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