It’s seems many are upset with Fox News and how that White House briefing was cut off.
This morning I did see the Senate leader discuss the contested vote count. I can imagine this isn’t an issue going away soon despite what some in the media want.
“Democrats have zero excuses for complaining about Trump contesting vote counts”
…Too many voices tried to talk down our progress, urged Americans not to have confidence and smeared anyone as unpatriotic who opposed far-left proposals to rewrite election laws. Well, the people who pushed this hysteria could not have more egg on their faces than they do now.
According to preliminary results, voters across the nation elected and re-elected Republican senators to a degree that stunned prognosticators. Likewise, the American people seem to have reacted to House Democrats’ radicalism and obstruction by shrinking the speaker’s majority and electing more Republicans there.
And then there is the presidential race. Obviously, no states have yet certified their election results. We have at least one or two states that are already on track for a recount. And I believe the president may have legal challenges underway in at least five states.
The core principle here is not complicated. In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted; any illegal ballots must not be; the process should be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns.
Our institutions are built for this. We have the system in place to consider concerns. And President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.
Twenty years ago, when Florida came down to a very thin margin, we saw Vice President Al Gore exhaust the legal system and wait to concede until December.
More recently, weeks after the media had “called” President Bush’s re-election in 2004, Democrats baselessly disputed Ohio’s electors and delayed the process in Congress. The 2016 election saw recounts or legal challenges in several states.
If any major irregularities occurred this time, of a magnitude that would affect the outcome, then every single American should want them to be brought to light. And if Democrats feel confident they have not occurred, they should have no reason to fear any extra scrutiny.
And notably, the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations. The projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president…