November 30, 2020
President Trump, on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with Maria Bartiromo, had no problem whatsoever calling Biden’s still-unofficial “win” a big fat case of voter fraud. “Biden didn’t get 80 million votes,” Trump said.
Afterwards, in online “news” stories that sounded like they came straight from the opinion page (the only appropriate place for them), the mainstream media slammed the President for “whining” about “unsubstantiated claims.” Actually, Trump brought up statistical anomalies for which we have no satisfactory explanation. To say that Biden really got the most ACTUAL VOTES in this election –- when he had to outperform Barack Obama to do it and when Republicans swept the down-ballot races –- is, itself, quite unsubstantiated, bordering on impossible.
Bartiromo asked very specific questions that Trump tended to answer much more generally --- to her frustration --- but he’s not in a position to say, for example, when his cases might reach the Supreme Court. In fact, he has no guarantee that any of his cases will even be heard by SCOTUS, though he thinks it will happen. “We should be heard by the Supreme Court,” Trump said. “Something has to be able to get up there; otherwise, what is the Supreme Court?”
"It will take a brave judge or a brave legislature,” he said. He spoke very highly of Rudy Giuliani: “Let me tell you, that guy has guts, ‘cause we had lawyers that were afraid to go forward ‘cause they were threatened, viciously threatened…both psychologically and otherwise.”
"What’s going on --- nobody’s ever seen anything like this.”
And later: “If Republicans allow it [nationwide mail-in voting] to happen, you ‘ll never have another Republican elected in the history of this country, at a Senate level or at a presidential level.”
Ken Starr, who followed President Trump on the show, said the challenge was "translating those allegations and intuitions and the reports into actual admissible evidence in court." He does think the President has a couple of "platforms, so to speak" that he can get heard. But "we're in the fourth quarter," he said.