The COMEBACK BEGINS as President Trump Goes on the OFFENSIVE!!!
Posted by Steve Turley ● Nov 9, 2020 10:21:44 PM
With the results of the presidential election still hanging in the balance (Shh! Don’t tell Fox News!), I’m reminded of something called the Stockdale Principle, named after Admiral James Stockdale, who was Ross Perot’s running mate in the 1992 election. Admiral Stockdale was the most senior naval officer held captive as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and during that time, when he and his men were tortured, starved, and threatened with death each and every day, Stockdale developed a guiding principle that got them successfully through that horror. Here’s how Stockdale himself put it: “This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you cannot afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
On Monday, Trump’s all-star legal team began their counter-offensive aimed at overturning the media concocted election results. It’s certainly a tall order, but the legal challenges raised by team Trump appear to be formidable, and their confident faith that they will prevail appears unshakable!
There are three overall developments moving in President Trump’s favor:
First, the Trump team has assembled dozens of signed affidavits, under penalty of perjury, detailing eyewitness testimonies of numerous illegal voting activities. For example, the Washington Examiner is reporting that an affidavit from a Nevada whistleblower alleges that election supervisors in Clark County counted and included mail-in ballots that had invalid or questionable signatures. Another affidavit accuses poll workers at the Clark County Elections Department of actually fabricated proof of residence data for illegal voters. The president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is claiming that there is more than enough evidence to overturn the Pennsylvania elections. He cites examples from Philadelphia, where Republican observers were kept away from the room where poll workers counted mail-in ballots, during which time over 135K ballots were counted. The same situation happened in Pittsburgh, where Giuliani alleges that 300K ballots were counted without allowing GOP observation as required by law. Such acts were documented by both videotape and eyewitness testimony. This means that upwards of 450K mail-in ballots may have been counted illegally without the observation of GOP authorities.
Secondly, these affidavits along with revelations of so-called ‘glitches’ in Dominion Voting machines switching thousands of Trump votes to Biden have prompted Attorney General Bill Barr to authorize the DOJ to look into ‘substantial allegations’ of voter fraud. In addition to the DOJ, the FBI has launched three formal investigations into voter fraud, two in Michigan and on in Pennsylvania, and 10 state AGs have announced a case against Pennsylvania mail-in ballots on behalf of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Given that 47 of Michigan’s 83 counties used the flawed Dominion Voting System, these votes are most likely going to have to be recounted over the next couple of weeks.
Thirdly, the Supreme Court is now beginning to close in on Pennsylvania. Justice Sam Alito has issued a direct order that all ballots received after 8pm on November 3rd in Pennsylvania must be separated from all ballots cast prior to 8pm. Those votes must also be counted separately and not included in the total vote. The Supreme Court’s intervention is in response to Pennsylvania’s law called Act 77, which permits all voters to cast their votes by mail, but requires that all mail-in ballots be received by 8pm on Election Day, when the polls officially close. The problem is that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, by a vote of 4 to 3, decided that mailed-in ballots emphatically do not need to be received by Election Day, but decreed that ballots simply needed to be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days thereafter. Justice Alito has written, speaking on behalf of the conservatives on the Supreme Court, that the PA Supreme Court’s actions appear to be a blatant violation of the US Constitution, which gives the right to determine the date and time of elections solely to state legislatures. Alito’s insistence that any and all ballots received after 8pm on Election Day may be preliminary to rendering those votes invalid.
As the legal battles are being fought, it’s being reported that President Trump is indeed planning on holding rallies in the coming weeks in these swing states to galvanize his base. This is precisely what his former chief strategist Steve Bannon said he should be doing: get tens of thousands of Trump’s 71 million voters to show up at the rallies and pump them up and prepare them for the fight ahead! And one of the things that Trump is planning on doing at these rallies is he’s going to brandish the obituaries of all the dead people that supposedly voted for Biden!
So, as the mainstream media celebrates their coronation of Joe Biden as the 46th president-elect, there are a number of developments that they are collectively ignoring, any one of which could overturn the results of the election in Trump’s favor. And while the challenge to overturn the results is incredibly formidable, Donald Trump has overcome the odds before, and he can do it again! Let’s not forget the Stockdale principle: we need to be sober and realistic about the challenges set before us, but let’s never give up the hope that against all odds triumphed in 2016, and may indeed triumph yet again.