Date: 05/11/2020 Time: 23:13
Authored by Betsy McCaughey via nypost.com
As the American public waits, confused and annoyed that there is no presidential winner, Democrats insist that we should just be patient. That the turmoil is normal. It’s a bald-faced lie.
The post-election limbo is a deliberate creation of the Democratic Party. In the months leading up to the election, the Democratic National Committee and allied groups blanketed swing states with armies of lawyers filing suits to challenge voter-ID laws, signature-verification laws and, more than anything else, deadlines for mail-in ballots — as if elections should no longer have deadlines but instead be staged as a rolling, never-ending process.
The Biden-Trump contest was held under a set of rules foisted on an unknowing public and likely to tilt the election.
The pretext for all these changes was the pandemic. But the fact is, this nation has elected presidents in a timely way during world wars, polio epidemics and many other emergencies without doing away with Election Day finality.
In what seemed to be a coordinated effort, the media told Americans not to expect a winner on Election Night. If President Trump is ahead on Nov. 3, we were told, it’s just a “red mirage” that will be clawed back and undone once all the mail-in and late-arriving ballots are counted. CNN stopped talking about Election Day and switched to “election season.”
Now that’s where we are. Trump’s lead in battleground states is shrinking as the counting proceeds. Mid-morning on Nov. 4, Trump vowed to seek a Supreme Court ruling on which ballots are being counted. When he said it, the left erupted in outrage. Rep. Adam Schiff said the president was acting like “a would-be despot.” That’s a hoot. Despots trash the rule of law — Trump is appealing to it.
Trump has a strong case that some of the ballots being counted in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and other battlegrounds are illegal. In fact, Pennsylvania and Minnesota have already been ordered by courts to segregate ballots arriving after Election Day.
You won’t hear this on CNN. Wolf Blitzer announced Wednesday afternoon that the network was calling Wisconsin for Biden, as “millions of legally cast ballots” are counted. The media are doubling down, insisting everything is “legal.” Not so.
Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Democrats did an end-run around the Republican majority in the state Legislature. Dems managed to get a concession from a sympathetic, Democratic-dominated state court to allow ballots that arrive as late as the Friday after Election Day to be counted, even if they lack a postmark or a verified signature.
Republicans went to the Supreme Court before Election Day to try to get a ruling against the changes, but the Supreme Court declined to act on an emergency basis. The Supremes may have hoped that the state would go for Trump or Biden by such a blowout margin that the extra ballots would be inconsequential.
But the election turned out to be a nail biter, with Trump ahead by a slim margin. Imagine how the results could change if ballots can be counted that show up after Election Day — with no postmark and no verified signature.
The Constitution is on Trump’s side. The Constitution states — not once, but twice — that state legislatures decide “the time, place and manner of elections.” Governors, commissions and local judges have no authority to go around the state lawmakers.
In fact, the justices already ruled in a Wisconsin case that ballots arriving up to six days after Election Day couldn’t be counted, because allowing them to count would be contrary to state law. Justice Brett Kavanaugh said it’s the job of “politically accountable state legislatures” to make those decisions.
Don’t be fooled by the Biden team’s rhetoric that every ballot must be counted and all it takes is patience. Only valid, legally cast ballots should count.
Trump is right to ask the high court to protect the system set up under the Constitution and to stop the Democratic Party’s legal maneuvers. The Democrats have already used the courts to create pandemonium. They’ve stolen Election Night. They mustn’t be permitted to steal the election, too.
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