After a strident introduction by Vice-President Kamala Harris, who, incredibly, compared the riot to the attack on Pearl Harbor and 9-11, Biden claimed that “For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol. He also said President Trump “ rallied the mob to attack”. These claims suggest that the Capitol Riot was implemented by President Trump. There is zero evidence to support this outlandish lie.
President Trump had a legal strategy, based on the constitution and federal voting laws, to challenge the certification of the election in several states based on legitimate concerns about voting fraud. In order for that strategy to work, it was necessary to have peace and order at the Capitol. Any violent invasion at the Capitol, whether precipitated by pro or anti-Trump forces (or by anti-Trump forces manipulating pro-Trumpers), would hamper that effort. The effort to challenge the election essentially collapsed as Congressional representatives withdrew from challenging the election and the time for meeting was truncated. The pro-Trump representatives had planned on 12 hours of presenting their case for election fraud in both the House and Senate. This was completely sabotaged by the riot.
As previously noted in a prior article for this website, not only did Trump never advocate for violence during his January 6th speech, he only called for “[a] walk down to the Capitol . . . to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women.”
In that prior article, I noted that, in order to participate in the initial attack on the Capitol police, any rioters would have had to leave the Ellipse somewhere between 5 minutes before Trump’s speech began to only eight minutes into the speech. This was based on a travel time of 32 to 45 minutes from the Ellipse to across the street from the Capitol. The 45 minute estimate is based on the report of Raheem Kassam, who made that journey on January 6th. The 32 minute estimate is based on a Bing search estimate for such travel on a day after the Capitol Riots,, when Washington D.C. was not packed. In recent special programming on the riots, on Real America’s Voice, a woman heading a film crew indicated that it took her 55 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the Ellipse in an attempt to hear Trump’s speech. So, it would appear that, based on reported travel times that day, the rioters would have had to leave the Ellipse prior to Trump beginning his speech.
The prior article also noted that the rioters possessed a mass of equipment, i.e. riot helmets, climbing gear etc., which they could not have obtained that day, unless there is a “Riots R Us” store located between the Ellipse and the Capitol. It also noted evidence of prior government knowledge of a planned riot.
Biden claimed that Trump “created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.” “Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively so in doubt about the election results. He built his lie over months, wasn’t based on any facts.”
Trump’s concern was well founded in light of how easy mail in and absentee balloting can be used to commit voter fraud. This was established by the bipartisan Carter Baker Commission on Federal Election in 2005. Absentee voting is not allowed for citizens in 35 of 47 European countries. Ten other countries, including England and France allow it only if the voter requests the absentee ballot in person and presents an ID. England ended mail-in absentee voting after 40000 fraudulent ballots were used to elect Labor councilmen to the Birmingham City Council in 2004.
Time Magazine published an article about an anti-Trump “conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes . . . an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans.” The goals included compelling social media to censor “disinformation” and convincing the public of the false narrative that “mail-in votes weren’t susceptible to fraud.”
The article mentioned the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at the Federalist did an analysis of how $350 million in “Zuckerbucks” was spent. Part of that money transformed government election authorities into get out the vote machines for Democratic locales. In Georgia, counties that received Zuckerbucks “moved an average of 2.3 percentage points Democratic” compared to virtually no movement for counties not receiving the bucks. In Wisconsin, “the five cities that received Zuckerbucks outsourced much of their election operation to private liberal groups. An out of state Democratic activist, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, took over so much of Green Bay’s election operations from Clerk Kris Teske, the official charged with running the election, that she took family leave before the election and ultimately “quit in frustration”.
If such conspiracies, involving the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars, are now admitted, is Trump’s pre-election suspicion of voter fraud a “lie”?
Despite Biden feverishly claiming that voter fraud is a lie, it is still an open question.
A sampling of the many studies indicating voter fraud impacted the 2020 election is available here.
In Georgia, an investigation by True the Vote, using ballot drop box videos and cell phone data, has shown that 242 people were involved in illegal ballot harvesting, emptying back packs full of ballots into the drop boxes, often in the dead of night. One informant revealed that he was paid $45000 for delivering 4500 ballots in the 2020 election and the later Senate runoff. He believes that this was the average pay off for those delivering the ballots. This would represent the expenditure of $10,890,000 for the delivery of 1,089,000 ballots. The state of Georgia is now investigating True the Vote’s detailed complaint. While True The Vote doesn’t know if the ballots were themselves fraudulent, does anyone believe that over $10 million was spent for the illegal delivery of legitimate ballots? True the Vote is conducting similar investigations in Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Biden spoke out of both sides of his mouth claiming that audits were “partisan” but bragging that audit counts of all votes, legal and illegal, still resulted in wins for him. Somehow, he forgot to mention that the Maricopa County, Arizona audit not only showed a win for Biden but also that there were 50000 questionable ballots, a number far in excess of his victory margin of 10457 votes.
Biden also lied by stating, “Right now in state after state, new laws are being written not to protect the vote, but to deny it. Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it. Not to strengthen and protect our democracy, but because the former president lost.”.
For reasons previously stated, new legislation is being passed to safeguard against fraud perpetrated through absentee and mail-in voting. The nonsensical opposition to voter ID requirements is best demonstrated by Democrat Stacey Abrams. She and other Democrats stauchly opposed voter ID laws, such as are found in 46 of 47 European countries. Such laws are supported by 80% of Americans. After repeatedly claiming that ID laws are “racist”, Abrams said that she never opposed such laws once she realized that she might garner Sen. Joe Manchin’s support for the Democrats’ radical voting law revisions.
Biden falsely stated, “the third big lie being told by a former president and his supporters is that the mob who sought to impose their will through violence are the nation’s true patriots.” There is not a shred of evidence to support this claim. On January 7, 2021, Trump condemned “the infiltration of the Capitol” and stated, those “engaged in the acts of violence and destruction . . . do not represent our country.” Even those Republicans, who condemn the treatment of the capitol rioters, have also rejected their acts of violence and have never suggested these acts made them patriots.
Finally, Biden stated, “Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice in this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned police officers in this Capital rotunda, not once, but twice in the wake of January sixth. Once to honor officer Brian Sicknick who lost his life the day after the attack. And the second time to honor officer Billy Evans, who lost his life defending this Capital as well. ”
This statement falsely suggests that Brian Sicknick’s and Billy Evan’s deaths were related to defending the Capitol on January 6th. Brian Sicknick died of natural causes. Billy Evans was killed by a Farrakhan supporter in April 2021. The only death known to be caused by violence at the Capitol on January 6th was Ashli Babbit, an unarmed female protester shot by a Capitol police officer.
Perhaps, while researching the Bible on truth, Biden would have benefited by finding: “the Lord hates . . . a false witness who breathes out lies. . . .” Proverbs 6:16; 6:19.