Democrat Joe Biden moved closer to technically being declared “president-elect” following a meeting from the Electoral College on Monday, even as major vote-fraud questions linger and President Donald Trump has declined to concede the election.
After surpassing the 270 vote mark for appointed electors, Biden was set to tell Americans on Monday that “democracy prevailed” in a speech from his longtime home of Wilmington, Delaware.
“If anyone didn’t know it before, we know it now. What beats deep in the hearts of the American people is this: Democracy,” Biden plans to say, according to excerpts of the speech released by his campaign. “The right to be heard. To have your vote counted. To choose the leaders of this nation. To govern ourselves.”
It comes as a damning new report reveals that Dominion Voting Systems intentionally introduced staggering levels of vote fraud in at least one Michigan county.
Biden also has been tarnished over recent acknowledgements that his son Hunter is under federal investigation for business deals that Biden was, himself, involved in according to documented evidence and whistleblowers.
Nonetheless, he has refused to acknowledge the deep reservations about his character and legitimacy, and media allies have continued to lay cover for him, disregarding the evidence.
Despite the disruption of democratic norms as the result of Democrats’ efforts to unilaterally change voting rules at the last minute in several key battleground states, Biden planned to argue that America’s system of government remains in tact.
“In America, politicians don’t take power—the people grant it to them,” Biden will say. “The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know that nothing—not even a pandemic—or an abuse of power—can extinguish that flame.”
Biden’s partisan attacks were likely to do little to advance his disingenuous calls for “unity.” He will also was expected to pledge to be “a president for all Americans” who will “work just as hard for those of you who didn’t vote for me, as I will for those who did,” despite his clear overtures to capitulate to the radical Left.
Republicans are unlikely to afford the president—deemed illegitimate by many—a kid-gloves treatment that they see as being unjustly denied Trump.
Evidence revealed that Biden was, in fact, part of the conspiracy to spread the Russia-collusion hoax to undermine Trump early in his presidency.
Election fraud notwithstanding, Biden and his leftist allies also face strong political headwinds, including a narrowly divided Senate—next month’s runoff elections in Georgia will decide which party controls the chamber—and a thinned Democratic majority in the House as the GOP picked up in spite of projections of a blue wave.
Although Biden surrogates seemed to agree that many have grown weary of the acrimonious, deeply partisan divide, they continued to put the onus on the Republicans to change.
Mike Donilon, a senior adviser to Biden, falsely claimed that there was a large clamoring for Biden to implement his aggressively radical agenda.
“I think the case is going to be that it’s going to be in the interest of the country, it’s going to be in their own self-interest to get on board and not to get in the way,” Donilon said.
Still, getting the nation to turn away from a contentious election and to governing is perhaps easier said than done.
Trump is expected to push forward with new litigation this week, putting aside cases like a recent Supreme Court defeat in which the court refused to hear a challenge brought by Texas against four other state due to a lack of standing.
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani says he expects five more lawsuits at the state level.
Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is set to hold a hearing Wednesday on election irregularities.
Johnson has questioned why Congress wasn’t informed that the taxes of Biden’s son Hunter were under federal investigation during Trump’s impeachment trial last year.
The president was acquitted in a Senate trial that centered on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine’s president and on whether he abused his office by seeking an investigation into the Bidens. Hunter Biden served on the board of directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.
The younger Biden claimed in a statement last week that he just recently learned that he was under investigation. He also said he committed no wrongdoing.