Dick Morris had a few things to say about the media declaring Joe Biden the winner in the presidential race.
Obviously, it isn’t the media who declared the winner, the winner is only determined by the Electoral college or the various state legislatures. But the media think they have the power, even though all they have are projections.
While Fox and some of the other media called Arizona early, they refused to call North Carolina or Alaska despite it being clear that Trump had won the states, artificially keeping Trump’s vote totals low at 214. Add those in and it’s 232.
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[R]ecounts in Arizona, Georgia, and the other states are likely to go heavily for Trump. Most of the likely errors or invalid votes took place on mailed in ballots. (Machine votes are harder to tamper with). Since Biden won upwards of two-thirds of mail-in votes and absentee ballots, it is likely that most of the discarded mail ballots will be subtracted from Biden’s total.
The difference in Arizona is about 20,000 and in Georgia it is about 10,000. Add in the recount in Wisconsin. Morris argues that because of what he said above, the recount is likely to deliver the votes to Trump. That’s 269.
The Supreme Court provisionally allowed ballots to be counted if they arrived before Friday, November 6 and were postmarked before election day, November 3rd and ordered late votes to be segregated. When Justice Alito was informed that the state had not segregated the late votes, as required in the Court’s decision, Alito reaffirmed the necessity of enforcing the court order.
Biden currently leads by 37,000 votes in Pennsylvania. The number of late arriving ballots likely far exceeds this total (the state has not published this information). Justice Alito and a Court majority may throw out the late ballots, likely delivering the state to Trump.
Morris notes how even after Alito’s order, Pennsylvania still failed to segregate the ballots, requiring Alito to say again that they must comply. That adds to the impropriety already present.
Additionally, in a recount, Morris argues, for the same reasons as above, Trump could take the recount in Pennsylvania. That’s 289. Morris argues that the Pennsylvania state legislature, firmly in Republican hands, may demand a recount before they appoint electors, even if the difference doesn’t qualify for an automatic recount. “The leader of the State Senate in Pennsylvania and the Speaker of the State Assembly have held a press conference announcing their intention to ‘audit’ the vote counting process,” Morris noted.
“This process has quite a ways to go, and every development from now on will most likely be pro-Trump.
“So don’t give up. Don’t stop watching. Don’t buy the Kool-Aid that this race is over.”
The fat lady hasn’t sung yet, even if the media thinks she has, says Morris.