That feat became even more daunting as the election cycle ramped up again, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and it became apparent that voter enthusiasm for the president remained at 2016 highs and even beyond.
His crowd sizes were massive again. Americans waited in lines for days to see him. Democrat voters were showing up to his rallies in droves, according to GOP operatives keeping track. And Trump voter enthusiasm was high.
There were boat convoys — boats! Something that has never happened for any presidential candidate.
Pro-Trump vehicle convoys sprang up around the country including in deep blue states like New York and California. People marched in the streets carrying pro-Trump flags and paraphernalia.
Then, Election Day arrived and it looked like the president would walk away with his reelection, winning big in swing states that he won last time.
And suddenly, as the evening wore on and the president’s lead expanded — vote counts stopped in several of those swing states. And by week’s end, imagine that, Biden was leading in all of those states after ballots were ‘found’ in the middle of the night.
Part of this election theft was made possible by legal strategies put in place months ago that were executed just weeks prior to the election, to take the Trump team off-guard. They included actually changing voting deadlines and other requirements via secretaries of state and state courts.
The problem is, according to the U.S. Constitution, secretaries of state and state and federal courts do not have the authority to change voting requirements, even during a pandemic — only state legislatures do. And as such, every one of those changes are patently unconstitutional.
That, then, is how the Trump campaign regains the momentum against these Democrat operatives who are stealing this presidential election right before our eyes: By having the courts make this right.
And that process has begun. Fox News reported this week:
A Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of the Trump campaign Thursday, ordering that the state may not count ballots where the voters needed to provide proof of identification and failed to do so by Nov. 9.
State law said that voters have until six days after the election — this year that was Nov. 9 — to cure problems regarding a lack of proof of identification. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballots could be accepted three days after Election Day, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar submitted guidance that said proof of identification could be provided up until Nov. 12, which is six days from the ballot acceptance deadline. That guidance was issued two days before Election Day.
“[T]he Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline … for certain electors to verify proof of identification,” Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt said in a court order.
Fox News reporter Kyle Becker added in a tweet: “Judge orders segregated ballots should *not* be counted. It rules the PA Secretary of State ‘lacked statutory authority’ to override election law. Critically, the state has a Republican state legislature. #SCOTUS may ultimately decide the case now.”
“The court had previously ordered that all ballots where voters provided proof of identification between Nov. 10 and 12 should be segregated until a ruling was issued determining what should be done with them,” Fox News reported, adding that “Leavitt ruled that those ballots shall not be counted.”
This is a very important victory for the president in that a similar challenge to this Pennsylvania change is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, which is now back to its full nine-member capacity after Trump added Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
This thing isn’t over yet.