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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, November 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Richard Stika of the Diocese of Knoxville recently denied voter fraud and called for President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden. Days later, the bishop commended Richard Nixon for conceding the 1960 presidential election despite what Stika considers the decisive influence of “deceased” voters in that election.

Stika’s implication that Trump should concede regardless of the credibility of voter fraud allegations is just the latest in a series of apparent shifts in stance regarding Democrat Joe Biden and the presidential election.

On Nov. 12, Stika tweeted, “So technically we don’t have a President-elect until the states certify the vote and the Electoral College votes. Until now, it’s the national media who have proclaimed the winner. Just saying….”

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However, the same day, Stika referred to Biden as a “head of state” in addressing a story about Biden meeting with Pope Francis:

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On Nov. 15, Stika praised Richard Nixon for his “patriotic” “love of country” for not contesting his official loss in the 1960 presidential election, despite the fact that “history now tells us” dead voters swung the election in Kennedy’s favor.

Stika tweeted:

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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!

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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.

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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.

'Trump: ‘Our election system is now under assault and siege’ and as president I must defend it'

'Tens of thousands 2020 election votes illegally scanned in Detroit, says Dominion IT contractor'

'Trump campaign files lawsuit demanding ‘a new statewide election for president’ in Georgia'

'Experts flag over 500k ballots in PA with new evidence of major 2020 election voter fraud'

''Smoking gun'? Pennsylvania vote fraud hearing gets gasps from audience'

'FBI and Justice Department have dragged their feet investigating 2020 vote fraud'

''CNN top brass in leaked tape: We won't give Trump 'too much of a platform on his not conceding'

'Twitter censored Trump 63 times over Thanksgiving holiday, Biden untouched'

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.

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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!

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In 1960, Richard Nixon lost to John Kennedy by a little more than 100,000 votes. History tells us now the many deceased in the Chicago area and others determined the election. Nixon could have contested the election and perhaps even won but knew the great damage that  would be done by this act of contesting the election. He eventually was elected president twice but unfortunately he lied about the cover up. Nixon accomplished many great things but they are hidden by the legacy of watergate. Love of country and not self is patriotic.

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Some weeks ago, Stika called Biden to account for supporting “the ultimate child abuse,” abortion: “At your judgement before God, how will you explain changing your position about abortion and how will you explain promoting no limits and allowing all protections removed protecting the most innocent? Will you tell God you supported the ultimate child abuse because of the American Constitution?”

Another vocal opponent of Biden’s pro-abortion stance, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island, who riled up liberal Catholics in August for implying that Biden isn’t Catholic, also declared that Trump should concede to Biden.

Yesterday, over a week after he congratulated Biden as the “president elect,” Tobin tweeted, “On Sunday, Tiger Woods, winner of the last Masters golf tournament, peacefully and graciously handed on the fabled green jacket to this year’s winner, Dustin Johnson. President Trump is an avid golfer. Maybe he should consider that example.”

The Lepanto Institute responded: “So, one man who cheats his way to defeat another man should be congratulated by the victim?”

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Help stop voter fraud: Project Veritas is accepting voter fraud tips here.

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