ON Wednesday we ran a Twitter poll asking: ‘Is Trump right to fight on for his Presidency?’
We pointed out that the TV networks, not the US General Services Administration (GSA) had declared Biden the winner. Reacting to mounting evidence of voting irregularities, Trump had vowed he would ‘not rest’ until there was an ‘honest vote count’.
Your answers came fast and furious from a record number of people to have responded to a TCW Twitter poll, 3187. Of that number, nearly 84 per cent said yes, he was right to fight on.
This is a poll on Twitter which is reputedly dominated by the Left and where so-called ‘Right wing’ or dissenting viewpoints are routinely flagged up or censored. Imagine if Twitter didn’t put off voters on the Right from signing up!
The number of comments on the TCW post linking to it was astonishing too, 783 – one of our record numbers – and though not all thought Trump was correct, a high proportion did.
Here are two common reason for voting Yes:
‘If nothing else, Trump’s fight will lay bare the electoral practices of corrupt, Democrat-run fiefs in major cities. If the public lose faith in the validity of their vote, the road is open to civil insurrection.’
‘To lose fairly and squarely, although unpleasant, is acceptable to most people. However, he owes it to the 71million people who voted for him that their choice was not lost to fraud. It’s in Biden’s interest also if, as he claims, he wants to bring the country together.’
Where else apart from TCW does this viewpoint get represented or discussed? Where else is there a platform for it? Nowhere. As James Delingpole commented to Laura Perrins in his ‘vidcast’, The Conservative Woman is the only real conservative outlet or platform in the country.
As I write, the Telegraph has just ‘called it’ again for Biden, reporting he has won Pennsylvania now that the vote count has finally finished there. Trump has not conceded, however. Reuters reported on Wednesday that his campaign team filed a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania federal court, ‘seeking to block state officials from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state’. The suit alleged that Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting system ‘lacked all of the hallmarks of transparency and verifiability that were present for in-person voters’.
It claims Pennsylvania officials violated the US Constitution by creating ‘an illegal two-tiered voting system’ where voting in person was subject to more oversight than voting by mail.
Separately, on Monday some Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania said they would ‘call for a legislative-led audit of the 2020 election and demand election results not be certified, nor electors be seated, until the audit is complete.’
Why I have to source this information from the Times of India raises its own questions!
The jury remains out on whether Trump will succeed. His campaign is pursuing a patchwork of legal attacks in key states which have been described as a ‘long-shot effort to prevent officials from certifying results’ in ways that few courts have before considered.
Georgia’s ordering all of the state’s 159 counties to conduct a hand recount and audit of all votes cast is an extraordinary step in an election with unprecedented turnout. The Secretary of State there, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said he doesn’t believe the recount will change the vote tally in Georgia but is determined to ensure total transparency. Good for him.
Once again Trump is choosing to do things differently, as is his hallmark. The unprecedented nature of events means that, despite all the reality checks given out by pundits, it is premature to judge the outcome.