It’s been 9 days since Election Day, and although the Trump campaign has alleged mail-in ballot fraud in several states and is filing legal challenges as we speak, Joe Biden and his campaign team are rolling with the disputed “it’s over” narrative and have started naming people who would serve in a Biden-Harris administration should they be certified as the winners next month.
Just yesterday, the Democratic presidential nominee named longtime senior advisor Ron Klain as his (potential) chief of staff. Biden lavished praise on Klain, who is well-known in Democratic circles:
“Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together, including as we rescued the American economy from one of the worst downturns in our history in 2009 and later overcame a daunting public health emergency in 2014,” Biden said in a statement.
“His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again,” he added.
Klain has a lengthy history of serving on behalf of or with high-profile members of the Democratic party. Among other things, he helped lead efforts to get Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed. He was the chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore for a period of time during the Clinton administration and during Gore’s failed 2000 presidential run. Mr. Klain also previously served as Biden’s chief of staff under the Obama-Biden administration.
But where it gets especially interesting is Klain’s history when it comes to vote recounts and rigged elections. His opinions, you’ll soon note, are very much at odds with the Biden campaign’s official position on how everyone must “respect the process.”
For example, here’s what Klain tweeted in 2014 in response to a Vox.com article about how many people believe elections are rigged:
68% of Americans think elections are rigged. http://t.co/duqMRiV8x9
— Vox (@voxdotcom) July 15, 2014
.@voxdotcom That's because they are.
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) July 15, 2014
The tweets from Vox and Klain have been screengrabbed by numerous people, in case one or both of them magically “disappear” at some point:
Joe Biden’s chief of staff pick said elections are rigged. pic.twitter.com/NehmhPAJBZ
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 12, 2020
Even more intriguing was Klain’s role in the Bush v. Gore Florida recount battle in 2000:
If he wins, Joe Biden is considering Ron Klain as his chief of staff.
Who is Ron Klain?
He was the General Counsel for the Gore Recount Committee when Al Gore spent until December 12 challenging the results of the 2000 election.
Talk about hypocrisy!
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) November 10, 2020
Joe Biden picks Ronald Klain as his Chief-of-Staff. I know that name rings a bell with some Florida people. It should. In 2000, he was one of the lawyers on team Gore's recount committee who tried to get late-arriving overseas ballots from military members tossed out.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 12, 2020
Klain was even immortalized in a movie on the 2000 election dispute. He tweeted in 2019 that he’s never quite gotten over the 2000 experience:
.@RonaldKlain “led Gore’s legal efforts” in 2000 election; Kevin Spacey played him in the “movie ‘Recount.’ ‘People frequently tell me that I should ‘get over’ the 2000 election & the recount,’ Klain tweeted in 2019… I don’t think I ever will.’” https://t.co/sbpXraPG8d
— Michelle Jaconi 💥 (@jaconi) November 12, 2020
This is really something else. So what we have here is someone who will serve in a senior role in a (possible) Biden-Harris administration who has very similar views on rigged elections and mounting legal challenges to vote counts as the man Biden claims to have defeated last week.
Will the mainstream media ask both Biden and Klain about their differences in opinion on “respecting the process”? Of course not, because the media, too, has “it’s over” narratives to push.
You really couldn’t make any of this stuff up if you tried. You really couldn’t.