Report: Joe Biden Plans to Assume Role of President-Elect if Media Declares Him Winner–Even Amid Trump’s Legal Challenges

Joe Biden is planning to strike a pose as the president-elect on election night if the corporate media decides that he has an insurmountable lead, even as President Trump challenges late mail-in ballots in court.

Democrats say they have “learned the lesson” of the contested 2000 election, when they say George W. Bush declared victory and “acted like the winner” while votes were still being counted and his Democrat opponent Al Gore “hung back.”

In reality, Gore, then the vice president, didn’t hang back at all. Although the networks initially called the race for Gore while the polls were still open in the heavily Republican panhandle, (costing Bush untold numbers of votes), Bush was declared the winner by a narrow margin in the wee hours of the following morning.

Gore immediately pursued an aggressive legal strategy to swing the election in his favor. He demanded hand recounts in heavily Democrat counties, believing that the manual recounts would yield enough votes to do the job.

President Trump is threatening legal action because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a three-day extension for counting mailed ballots that are received in the three days after the election.

The legal issue is whether the extension ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, relying on voter protections in the Pennsylvania constitution, violated the U.S. Constitution. The argument advanced by Republicans is that the Constitution gives state legislatures — not state courts — the power to decide how electoral votes are awarded, including whether absentee ballots received after Election Day can be counted.

If the anti-Trump media declares Biden the winner, “he’ll begin forming his government and looking presidential — and won’t yield to doubts Trump might try to sow,” Axios reports.

Biden reportedly plans to address the nation on Election Night in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said Monday that even before all the votes aren’t counted, the campaign should have “a very good sense of where we’re headed.”

“We’re not really concerned about what Donald Trump says. … We’re going to use our data, our understanding of where this is headed, and make sure that the vice president is addressing the American people,” she said.

To show momentum, Biden may begin transition announcements quickly, starting with senior staff appointments.

That way, core aides won’t have to worry about their own jobs, but will immediately be able to get to work.
Biden plans to adopt what one confidant called “a healing tone,” and begin talking about the path forward in battling the coronavirus.

Look for Biden to embrace science, and talk up the role of Dr. Anthony Fauci, after Trump threatened Sunday to try to fire the trusted official.

There was no mention in Axios’ report of how the media plans to proceed if Trump looks like the winner on Election night, but most Republicans assume they will accuse the president of executing a coup if he dares claim victory.

Even so, the Trump campaign said in a call with reporters that the president could declare himself as the winner as early as Tuesday night if results show that he’s ahead.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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24 responses to “Report: Joe Biden Plans to Assume Role of President-Elect if Media Declares Him Winner–Even Amid Trump’s Legal Challenges”

  1. This is a long-term strategy by the left and the American news media which now resembles Pravda of the old Soviet Union.
    They seek to take away the people’s right to vote and let the media dictate every aspect of life to the American people.

    • Indeed Patrick! Well said.

      Yea . . . let’s leave it up to Twitter.

    • Then when Trump is declared the elected BIDEN better do the same

    • I believe you are 100% correct. I just learned of teams of lawyers already submitting briefs complaining about voter intimidation, voter suppression, and other b.s. by Trump supporters against Biden supporters. I have never experienced such duplicity and complicity by any group in my entire life. I’m still praying for Trump and OUR COUNTRY.

  2. All votes should be counted on election day, not three days or even one day later!

    • Biden is senile. They all know it. George Soros picked Kamala for VP, she’s the one who the fools are voting for.
      Biden didn’t do anything for Americans for 47 yrs, now he’s 78yrs old and says he’s gonna do something. Hes a con artist, a crooked corrupt career politician in the awamp!

      • Con Don is the criminal. He’s worried about going to prison after he loses because he’s going to jail for tax evasion, many rapes & fraudulent deals & ripping off every vendor he’s ever dealt with. 5 bankruptcies & he knows what he’s doing?!! R u kidding!

  3. If Joe Biden try’s to take the Presidency when the votes haven’t been counted, He and his Democratic thugs will know the fury of the American citizens. It might even be a violent night if these Radical democrats try to assume without a clear amount of votes in there favor, They will know the fury that will totally destroy the democratic communist party in the USA. Which would be good for the American citizens.

    • Thats why tfump is after more than winning. He has to slam biden. So no arguing is open for debating.
      Praying for our president.

  4. Just tell him he won 5 years ago and now it’s time to move on, he won’t know the difference

  5. So it’s not the popular vote or electoral that chooses our President, It’s the media! I didn’t know that.

  6. I say death to the media first if revolution comes!

    :) emoticon for satire, for now at least :)

  7. Thats why Trump is after more than winning. He has to slam biden. So no arguing is open to debating.
    Praying for our president, President John Donald Trump.

  8. Joe is an idiot … I didn’t think it was possible to find a candidate worse than Hillary

  9. A fire state drive through I did last week showed a total count of 119 TRUMP signs to only 9 signs for Sleepy Joe. I did the same trip in 2016 and it was a 3:1 TRUMP sign advantage iver Hillary.

    Tonight TRUMP wins by a larger margin than in 2016.

  10. Joe talking like he thinks he is the president, when in reality he is not, is much what America has come to expect from Joe anyhow.

  11. Even if dumb ass Joe could make changes, he still is limited to Jan 20. Hopefully all the cheating and bullying by the democrats will be settled by then. Doubt it but one can hope.

  12. If the President would lose we will not recognize this country. We will be put in lockdown.

    Fox news will be dark. Only need Cnn

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  14. That was a brilliant prediction. Absolutely brilliant. Did you make it up or did someone whisper in your ear?