The Irony Over Election Legitimacy

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For 4 years, the left called Donald Trump an illegitimate president due to supposed ties with the Russian government to help him get elected. Oh how the tables have turned in 2020!

All we on the right ask for is that the elections be legitimate, transparent and fair. It’s not a tall order to ask, yet it appears to be the cause of much discourse at the moment. But why?

As Matt Welsh wrote for The Daily Wire:

“Democrats have never taken kindly to losing, nor have they been willing to admit when it happens — just ask Stacey Abrams. Or better yet, Al Gore. In 2000, Gore refused to concede the presidential election until a Supreme Court decision forced his hand in mid-December of that year. Bush was tagged as an election thief thereafter, and the label stuck at least until the media started rehabilitating his image in order to use their newfound respect for him as a bludgeon against Trump.”

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“These are all things to keep in mind as you watch the media and Democrats hyperventilate over Trump’s “shocking” and “unprecedented” claims that the 2020 election is being stolen from him. Whatever you think of the fraud allegations being made by the Trump camp, it must be said that the shock Democrats are feeling is the shock of having the shoe on the other foot. If Trump’s cries of illegitimacy and vote theft are knowingly incorrect, the ruse is unprecedented only because it’s a Republican pulling it this time.”

Trump warned Biden on Twitter that he shouldn’t assume victory too soon:

Matt continued:

“As it happens, there are actually valid reasons in this case to get the courts involved and take a second look at the counting process in some of these states. This election has what no other election in American history has ever had: tens of millions of people mailing in ballots over the course of months, coupled with tens of millions more showing up to the polling place the old fashioned way on Election Day. At best, the last minute rule changes to allow this overwhelming influx of mail-in votes have caused confusion. At worst, it has provided a forum and cover for fraud. Whatever the case, there is grounds for litigation. But even if you disagree, if you are a Democrat who has been screaming that Trump is “not your president” over these past four years, you are in no position to criticize what he’s doing now.”