Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Rigging the Election

Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

The Federalist said yesterday, "Democrats Aren’t ‘Interfering’ In 2024 Election With Trump Trial, They’re Blatantly Rigging It."

John Daniel Davidson is a senior editor at The Federalist. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Claremont Review of Books, The New York Post, and elsewhere. He is the author of the forthcoming book "Pagan America: The Decline of Christianity and the Dark Age to Come," to be published in March 2024.

Davidson is not a lightweight. That's why I took notice of what he was saying.

He says, "The judge in Trump’s Jan. 6 case didn’t just pick a March 4 trial date at random. The aim is to get Trump off the ballot."

And there's more.

Be informed, not misled.

Davidson writes, "News broke Monday that U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, the judge overseeing the Jan. 6-related case against Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., set a March 4, 2024, trial date for the former president."

"It just so happens," he says, "that March 4 is the day before Super Tuesday, when more than a dozen states, from California to Texas to Virginia, will hold Republican primary elections. What a coincidence!"

He continues:

What this means is that Trump, the Republican front-runner by a wide margin, will not be able to campaign ahead of the most important date on the GOP primary calendar. It also means he’ll likely be tied up in court a week later on March 12, when four more states hold primary elections.

But this isn’t merely election “interference,” it’s a naked attempt to rig the 2024 election. The timing here is important, because not only will Trump be pulled off the campaign trail at a crucial time, he will almost certainly be convicted over the summer. After all, the jury in this case will be drawn from a pool that voted 92 percent for Joe Biden. No matter how outlandish and unconstitutional the charges are, no matter how utterly politicized the process is, a D.C. jury is going to convict Trump.

A summer 2024 conviction sets up the real play here, which is for blue states and counties to remove Trump from the ballot, citing a faulty and blatantly lawless reading of the 14th Amendment. Assuming Trump wins the GOP primary, this will leave Republicans with no candidate on the ballot across vast swaths of the country heading into the fall. Even if the Supreme Court steps in, if Democrats time it just right it will be too late to send out corrected, lawful ballots in time for Election Day. 

"Whatever one thinks of Trump’s post-2020 election challenges — whether they were legitimate, delusional, or downright treasonous — they were nothing compared to what Democrats are trying to pull here," Davidson says.

The "get Trump" agenda is really an attack on American voters.

Consider the timeline.

Davidson says, "Consider the timeline alone. How on earth could a case involving millions of documents and hundreds of witnesses be ready for trial by March? And how does Trump already have a trial date set in his Jan. 6-related case when dozens of other Jan. 6 defendants have been rotting away in federal prison for years now?"

One lawyer for Jan. 6 defendants explained on X that he had a “relatively simple” Jan. 6 case that was indicted in late March in D.C., and at a recent status hearing dates were discussed for a trial in March or April 2024: “So I get a year between indictment and trial in a one-defendant relatively straight-forward J6 case. And Trump gets 8 months in a case with 12 million pages of discovery and well over 100 witnesses.”

"The whole thing is a naked abuse of power — a violation of Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel, to say nothing of his free speech rights, which DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith is trying to criminalize," Davidson says. 

We’re seeing the machinery of the Biden regime’s show trials at work. Remember, the point of a show trial is not to deliver justice; it’s to display power.

Davidson concludes with this: 

Everything about this process — the farcical indictments, the release of the mugshot, the timing of the trial — is designed to convey to ordinary Americans that one side, the left, has consolidated control over the most powerful institutions in our country, and resistance to their rule will be met with overwhelming force.

Democrats are not trying to hide any of this from you. They want you to see this display of power and understand what it means, which is this: You will not under any circumstances be allowed to vote for Donald Trump in 2024. So don’t even think about it — and don’t complain about it either, or you might end up just like him.


Clearly, this is deeply concerning regarding our upcoming 2024 presidential election. The far Left is taking America down a path of destruction---economically and morally. And regarding our national security.

Our Founding Fathers clearly stated that they had founded this nation on Judeo-Christian values and principles. Those values and principles were infused into our institutions.

Our freedom and liberty were based upon the Truth of God's Word and were declared to be "God-given" rights. The government was to be the defender of those rights. Not the "giver" of them.

We are now living in a time when our speech and even our thoughts about issues as diverse as free elections or homosexuality are judged by the government---and punished if they're not in line with the cultural narrative.

These are times in which we must not be misled.

President George Washington said, “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

President Harry Truman said, “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."

Pray for America.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Bold. Be Prayerful.