Despite Media’s Projected Biden Win, Does Trump Still Have A Path to Electoral Victory?

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This post updated Tuesday morning to reflect additional reports

On Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared to be the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by every major news network and the Associated Press.

So, you may be asking, what does it mean that he is the “projected” winner? Is there still a chance that Trump could win this?

In short, yes.

But it’s slim—and the campaign needs our help.

Media Projections

It is normal for media outlets reporting on an election to declare the winner based on their own private analysis of the data as vote totals are made public, as you likely witnessed first-hand on Election Day.

As you may recall, back in 2016, when it appeared that Donald Trump had secured the electoral college points he needed to defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Trump campaign claimed victory before the Clinton campaign ultimately conceded that very evening.

This time around, however, things are not so clear.

The Legal Battle

The Epoch Times explains that “Our nation is moving into uncharted territory as multiple legal challenges have been filed in response to the 2020 elections, with more challenges expected to come.”

For this reason, they have opted to not declare a winner of the 2020 election, as “it appears increasingly likely that this election will be resolved in the courts” as both candidates have declared victory in certain key states.

The independent outlet also explained Monday that “All 50 states have to certify the election over the coming weeks before presenting the results to the Electoral College, which then votes to determine the outcome. The inauguration ceremony for the next president is Jan. 20, 2021.”

UPDATE: It is now being reported that RealClearPolitics, a primary source of polling and election data, has yet to call Pennsylvania for Biden, thus, has yet to call the race for either candidate.

In short, the Trump campaign is now geared up for a massive legal battle, the success of which will ultimately determine the winner of the 2020 election.

“As Americans, we should all be able to recognize that our rule of law governs and our election process works accurately. For President Trump, the Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee, the rule of law, fundamental fairness and accuracy in election results are the goals,” campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis explained in an op-ed published to FoxNews.com on Monday.

So What’s Up With Each State?

While the outcome of dozens of U.S. states is not being contested by either campaign, lawsuits and recount requests are in motion in key battleground states.

Wisconsin: the Trump campaign has set a recount in motion as a slim lead for Biden and investigations into administrative errors that cast doubt on the validity of tens of thousands of ballots create ample precedence for such a request.

Pennsylvania: In the latest in a series of legal challenges to the state’s messy mail-in vote counts and other issues, including reports of Republican poll watchers being blocked from observing the counting, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered all ballots delivered prior to the official Election Day deadline to be separated and counted.

Georgia: On Friday, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced there will be a recount in the state. The outcome of Georgia’s Senate election will also determine whether the Republicans can maintain their control of the upper chamber.

Arizona: The Trump campaign and the RNC filed suit on Saturday over rejected Maricopa County ballots which alleges that in-person votes were disregarded thanks to incorrect directions from poll workers.

Nevada: The newly-purple state’s Republican Party announced on Friday that their attorneys have sent Attorney General William Barr a criminal referral alleging a minimum of over 3,000 instances of voter fraud they’ve been made aware of in the state.

Michigan: The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in Michigan Wednesday to stop counting votes until Republican observers were given sufficient access to counting, but this request was denied by a Michigan judge the following day. On Monday, an additional lawsuit was filed alleging backdating of ballots in Michigan, however.

Meanwhile (somehow) ballots are still being counted in Alaska and North Carolina, neither of whom have been declared for either candidate, as well as Nevada and Arizona.

What’s Next?

If you’re a Trump supporter, the campaign now needs your help. These legal battles are costly and drain resources on a campaign that is nearly a week past the general election.

The easiest and quickest way to support the effort for an accurate, legitimate ballot count is to donate whatever you can to support their efforts to pursue election integrity and hold those who have abused our system accountable.

Next, if you live in any of these states, contact your governor, secretary of state, and top election officials to let them know you demand accountability and accurate vote counting. Make noise. This is a republic—these people work for us. We are not subject to their whims and they answer to us if they abuse the system.

If you’re not in a battleground state, contact your U.S. representatives next. They also work for you—ask them to join the 39 House Republicans who are putting pressure on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to ensure the integrity of our vote-counting process.

UPDATE: On Tuesday evening, it was reported that Barr had authorized attornies tasked with overseeing election integrity to investigate allegations of voter fraud.

Hold the Line. Keep the Faith. Pray, Pray, Pray!

We do not live in a media-run oligarchy—we live in a constitutional republic and neither your rights nor the Trump campaign’s rights have been suspended by media projections.

It’s only over when it’s over—and it’s not over yet.

Isa Ryan is a homeschool mama, blogger, and freelance writer. You can find her at her blog, and on Parler, Instagram, and Facebook.

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