The latest in the battle for the Presidency

By Dave Andrusko

Many  pro-President Trump sites are reposting what Joe Biden said in the first debate about holding his horses to wait for the outcome of the election. 

Fox News’s Chris Wallace, who shamelessly ran cover for the pro-abortion former Vice President, did ask Biden if he would “pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified.” 

Biden said, “Yes.”

Wallace also asked, “Will you urge your supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted, and will you pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified?” 

To which Biden again answered, “Yes.”

But, of course, that was September 29. Now Biden can’t insist loudly enough that President Trump roll over and accept vote counts in key states that the President thinks are (to be polite) inaccurate.

What’s happened recently, besides the President’s unwavering commitment to insisting  on a full evaluation of questionable ballots?

* “Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar revealed on Tuesday that roughly 10,000 mail-in ballots were received between when the polls closed on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. and Friday at 5 p.m., the time window considered a grace period after a controversial state Supreme Court ruling,” writes Joseph Simonson

Those are the ballots that were counted only because of a highly controversial decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which the Trump team has appealed to the United States Supreme Court. (For more, see

* Georgia Sec of State Announces Hand Recount of the Vote

“President Donald Trump trailed former Vice President Joe Biden by roughly 14,110 votes as of Wednesday morning,” according to Hannah Bleau.

*Speaking of Georgia, Steve Cortes is Trump 2020 Campaign Senior Advisor for Strategy. He tweeted out an extremely interesting video in which he made a particularly compelling point. 

In states that were not competitive (such as Wyoming), the number of people who voted for Biden and the number who voted for other Democrats was very close. But in competitive states (such as Georgia), a huge number voted only for Biden. 

By contrast, in both cases, there was “miniscule” difference between the number who voted for President Trump and the number who voted for other Republicans.

And, finally,  to build upon the opening of this post….

*”Democrats Want it all Now,” by Byron York of the Washington Examiner. He wrote

Remember the weeks before the election, when leading Democrats, voices in the media, and tech moguls warned America to be patient after election day? It might take days, or weeks, or even months, to know the final results of the presidential election, they warned. Americans should not get ahead of themselves but instead wait to let the process of choosing a new president work.

That was then. Now, some Democrats not only want President Trump to leave office, they want him to do so, and be replaced by Joe Biden, immediately. On Tuesday evening, Hollywood moviemaker and activist Rob Reiner tweeted: “Since Donald Trump has already stopped doing his job (and never really did) why wait until January 20? He should leave now and let Joe Biden do what he would never do: be a real president.”

To be clear, it’s not just hypocrisy on the part of Democrats. “The problem: That’s not how things work,” York writes.  

“First, for all the media projections, Biden is not yet the official winner of the presidential race. The Electoral College meets to cast its votes on December 14. Those votes are then transmitted to Congress, which will certify the results on January 6. That’s the official process. There may be no doubt as to how it will turn out, but there are still procedures to follow.”


Rob Reiner’s wishes aside, a president cannot just give the presidency to someone else.

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution makes it crystal clear that the incumbent President remains President until the 20th day of the January of the year in which their terms end, in this case January 20, 2021.

Stay tuned. The media and Democrats—one and the same—are attempting to short-circuit the system.