by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
Can you think of any other time in the history of the United States when measures have been taken in advance to try to prevent a presidential candidate from declaring victory on the night of the election? It is difficult to believe that this is actually happening, and it is yet more evidence of how badly our system has deteriorated. Of course President Trump may decide to declare victory anyway if he has a significant lead on election night, but any such declaration will immediately be branded “illegitimate” by the mainstream media, the big tech companies and everyone else on the left.
For months, pundits on the left have been trying to convince us that President Trump may have a lead initially but that Joe Biden will surely be victorious once all of the mail-in ballots are finally counted. They are going to be pushing that narrative no matter how large Trump’s lead is, and they are absolutely determined to squelch any talk that Trump has officially won.
For example, on Monday Twitter announced that it will be “pre-bunking” election misinformation. In particular, Twitter will be “warning that there may be delays in full election results” and that there may be “misleading information” about mail-in votes…
Twitter said Monday it would take the proactive step of alerting its users to potential misinformation in preparation for unverified claims about the November 3 US election.
The short messaging service said it would place notices at the top of user feeds warning that there may be delays in full election results and that people might see “misleading information” about voting by mail.
Do you think those notices are directed at Democrats?
Of course not.
Their goal is to keep President Trump and other Republicans from declaring “premature” victories, and Twitter has stated that no such claims will be allowed until races are “authoritatively called”…
It has also said candidates for office may not claim an election win before it is “authoritatively called” and that premature claims would be labeled with a link to the platform’s election page.
So exactly who will they be relying on to “authoritatively” declare that races have been won or lost?
The ultra-liberal Associated Press?
In 2000, the Associated Press called Florida for Al Gore very early, and if George W. Bush had not contested that result he never would have been the president of the United States.
Knowing the AP, they may try to call some states for Biden based on assumptions about “uncounted mail-in ballots” even though Trump is leading in the actual vote count.
Personally, I am in favor of not declaring a winner in each state until it is mathematically impossible for the other candidate to catch up, but that is just me.
Other social media companies are also preparing for contested election results. As I discussed yesterday, Facebook has announced that they are ready to implement “emergency measures” that are usually reserved for the most “at-risk” countries. They will not be allowing any “premature” declarations of victory either, although I have a feeling that their standards will not be applied equally to both parties.
While the big social media companies work hard to try to control the narrative, activists on the left will be storming D.C. in order to “make sure Trump leaves the White House”…
Ringleaders of protesters are organizing an effort to “make sure Trump leaves the White House” by any means necessary after the Nov. 3 election, according to website posts from the group Shut Down DC and their allies.
Even if Trump gets the votes that he needs to win, these protesters have absolutely no intention of recognizing the result as legitimate.
Instead, they are planning an “uprising” that will go “from election night on”…
“On Election Day, when you’re done voting, doing election protection, or getting out the vote, come join us at Black Lives Matter Plaza. We’re inviting everybody who agrees with these organizing principles to work together to make this uprising happen. We’re going to make sure Trump leaves. From election night on, as the situation changes and evolves we all work together to make that happen,” they tell their supporters on the webpage.
The group also tells its followers that if they are not in DC, “Organize in your community! Find out where the votes will be counted where you live. Make a plan with others to get there and stay until all the votes are counted. And come up with a plan to create serious disruption if Trump really tries to steal the election!”