by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Leftist media and the White House are in full damage control mode after Joe Biden said the same kinds of things Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and others have said about past elections, but this time about an election that hasn’t even occurred yet.
During his second press conference in more than a year in office, Biden slipped in several comments about the trustworthiness of American elections similar to those that got Trump and myriad others banned and sanctioned by every major social media platform and pummeled by Republican Party leadership after the 2020 election. …
… Doing her usual after-the-fact message tightening for the geriatric “world leader,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki essentially said Biden hadn’t said the 2022 midterms were going to be illegitimate, but the midterms are going to be illegitimate. …
… It’s nothing short of amazing that Psaki has finally realized that elections without transparency and voter protections should be assumed to be “nefarious.” It’s interesting that she and Biden are returning now to this longtime Democrat allegation about elections Democrats lose, however.
This is all the more curious as not two weeks ago, Biden again declared Trump’s objections to the 2020 election’s outcome were scandalously out of bounds: “He [Trump] has done what no president in American history — the history of this country — has ever, ever done: He refused to accept the results of an election and the will of the American people,” Biden said in a Jan. 6, 2022 speech.
Two weeks later, as president, Biden pre-emptively refused to accept the results of an American election. And his press secretary indicated that unless state legislatures keep the least secure form of voting — mass mail-in ballots — voters should not trust election outcomes.