President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, January 6, 2022

By Dan Murphy

President Joe Biden delivered a speech at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2022, to commemorate the first anniversary of the attack that attempted to stop the voter count for the 2020 presidential election. The speech was to far the best of Biden’s presidency, which is less than a year old.

In the speech, the president attacked the former president without naming him. But he launched the attack with common sense and logic, and at the right time. The American people are fed up with speeches and accusations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, in which Biden narrowly defeated President Donald Trump by less than 45,000 votes in three states to win.

This reporter listened to Trump supporters who claim the election was stolen, and that Trump was the real winner, and their promise continues that ultimately the election will be overturned and Trump will be reinstated in the White House.

But one of Biden’s remarks in his Jan. 6 speech sealed the deal for me, and possibly thousands of other Americans who wondered who really won on Nov. 3, 2020. “Think about this. The former president and his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other results of the elections that took place on November 3 – the elections for Governor, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives – elections in which they closed the gap in the House.

“They don’t dispute any of this. The president’s name was first, then we followed the line – governors, senators, House of Representatives. Somehow these results were correct on the same ballot, but the presidential race was flawed? And on the same ballot, the same day, tabled by the same voters. The only difference: the former president did not lose these races; he just lost whoever was his, ”said Biden, who ultimately took on Trump, and the timing couldn’t have been better.

I had heard this explanation once before, but it did not resonate until I heard it from our president. And that makes sense if you’re a non-partisan political observer like I have become (because I didn’t vote for Trump, Hillary, or Biden in the last two presidential elections).

Instead of delivering tails to his fellow Republicans, the opposite has happened. Voters selected Republican candidates for the House, Senate and governor, then did not vote for Trump. They left the ballot for the white president or voted for Biden or someone else.

And that’s the logical conclusion as to why Trump lost less than 1% in Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Some voters have been put off by President Trump’s four-year tenure.

But in 2016, the results were also close, with Michigan, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania the four closest states with a margin of less than 1%. Trump won with less than 1% in 2016 and lost by the same margin in 2020. Is it not possible that less than 1% of voters in these swing states voted for Trump in 2016 but did not vote? for him in 2020?

Coming back to President Biden’s point, you can’t have it both ways, win House victories and keep 50 Senate seats, win the governor’s races and accept those results, but balk at the presidential results.

Now I can tell you what the Steve Bannons of the world will say in response to Biden, without listening. That Trump’s victories and Republican victories would have been greater without the fraudulent ballots that were allowed to be counted in these four states, and how the Republican Senate candidates of George and Arizona would have won if only all of them the legal ballots had been counted.

Well, I’ve heard this argument for a year, but I’ve never seen the definitive proof needed to overturn a presidential election. I have seen a few hundred or even a thousand ballots in which the dead have voted, or people who have moved have voted. But the totals of all those questionable ballots weren’t enough to give Trump the victory.

As President Biden waited until January 6, 2022 to call President Trump, it was the perfect time for me. And Joe took Trump behind the high school stadium and beat him in that speech.

“But what haven’t we seen? We didn’t see a former president, who had just rallied the crowd to attack – sitting in the private dining room of the White House Oval Office, watching it all on TV and doing nothing for hours as the police were assaulted, lives at risk, and the nation’s Capitol under siege. and “For the first time in our history, a president was not just losing an election, he was trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob stormed the Capitol.”

And “And here is the truth: The former President of the United States of America created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He did it because he values ​​power over principle, because ‘He sees his own interests as more important than the interests of his country and the interests of America, and because his bruised ego means more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.

“He cannot accept having lost, even though that is what 93 US senators, his own attorney general, his own vice president, governors and state officials in every state of the battlefield have. all said: he lost. He’s not just a former president. He’s a defeated former president, ”President Biden said.

Sean Hannity gave President Trump the best advice, but it fell on deaf ears. “After the 6th, he is expected to announce that he will lead the national effort to reform voter integrity. Go to Fl and watch Joe mess up every day. Stay engaged. When he speaks, people will listen.

Game, Set, Match to Joe Biden.