November 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite having declared a “clear victory” in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, at the first Presidential debate, Joe Biden said with a resounding “yes” that he would not declare himself a “winner” until the election results were independently certified.
Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News asked Biden directly if he would urge his “supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted,” and if he would “pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified?”
To Wallace's question, Biden answered with a firm “yes.”
“Yes. And here’s the deal. We count the ballots, as you pointed out. Some of these ballots in some states can’t even be opened until election day. And if there’s thousands of ballots, it’s going to take time to do it,” said Biden.
“I will accept it, and he will too. You know why? Because once the winner is declared after all the ballots are counted, all the votes are counted, that’ll be the end of it. That’ll be the end of it. And if it’s me, in fact, fine. If it’s not me, I’ll support the outcome. And I’ll be a president.”
The first presidential debate between current President Donald Trump and former vice-president Biden was held on September 29, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Biden delivered his “victory” speech on November 7. Earlier that day, and despite the fact no official winner has yet to be certified, multiple mainstream media outlets such as the Associated Press, Fox News, CNN, and the New York Times declared Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris as the “winners” of the 2020 election.
This Monday, Biden said at a “COVID-19 Briefing” that the election “was over” while giving remarks at a press conference in Delaware.
“I will be a President for every American, this election is over,” said Biden Monday.
“I won’t be president until January 20, but my message today is to everyone, it doesn’t matter who you voted …..we can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months.”
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
In the meantime, you may still sign this petition. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, now.
PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE all our election-related petitions.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.
Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
But, this is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden! This about whether or not the sanctity of the ballot box has been tampered with!
Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!
Indeed, this is so important, not so much because one election hangs in the balance, but because our democracy, itself, hangs in the balance.
Americans not only have a right to know, but should demand that every legitimate means be used to discover the truth about these elections!
Please SIGN this petition and Stand With President Trump to ensure that these elections were conducted freely and fairly!
While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.
This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.
We demand to know the truth, and, for the sake of our democracy, we demand that President Trump keep fighting to learn the truth.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition today!
**Photo Credit: Shealah Craighead / White House / Flickr
Trump himself has not conceded and has instead launched a legal challenge to the results which he said cannot be trusted and are fraught with “fraud.”
On November 7, Trump said that “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.”
“The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states.”
Many world leaders were quick to congratulate Biden’s “win,” notably Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who on November 7 sent out a statement declaring his congratulations for Biden and Harris, addressing them as President and Vice-President “elect” in his message.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also jumped on the Biden congratulations bandwagon as well, congratulating him as the second “Catholic” President.
Their message was blasted by Archbishop Viganò as “disturbing.”
Not all world leaders congratulated Biden after his declared “win.”
Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said that he would not be congratulating either Biden or Trump as “winners” and would wait instead until official results were declared from the U.S. government.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s Secretary of State announced today that there will be a “hand recount” of the ballots in the Peach State.