Election 2020

Electioneering? Pennsylvania AG Preemptively Claims Trump Will Lose the State

Can Trump voters in Pennsylvania trust their Attorney General? (Townhall Media/Ellie Bufkin)

In what appears to be a blatant attempt at electioneering and, at minimum, extreme bias, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro, tweeted on Saturday that President Donald Trump is going to lose the state. Shapiro also accused Trump of actively attempting voter suppression. Instead of signaling his intention to protect all of the state’s voters equally, Shapiro’s tweet made it appear that he had no intention of giving Trump supporters a fair shake.

The tweet reads, “If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose. That’s why he’s working overtime to subtract as many votes as possible from this process. For the record, he’s 0-6 against us in court. We’ve protected voting rights. Now, ignore the noise—vote!” In the tweet, Shapiro linked an op-ed disguised as a news article that covered Trump’s appearance in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Jim Geraghty of National Review didn’t take kindly to Shapiro’s tweet.

The reaction on Twitter was not kind.

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Geraghty, of course, has a legitimate point. The guy in charge of enforcing the law has expressed extreme public bias against a potential party in future legal proceedings regarding the election while crowing about his legal record in prior cases. If this were a jury pool, he would have disqualified himself out of the gate. In fact, with this cocky and biased public statement, he’s given the Trump campaign an argument that Shapiro should recuse himself from any legal challenges it may need to mount in Pennsylvania in the days after Election Day.

Sean Davis tweeted:

No bias here.

As our friends at Twitchy said, “Well, in that case, Pennsylvania should just go ahead and give its electoral votes to Joe Biden. No point in even holding the election there anymore.”

The potential for mass voter fraud, after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that vote counters didn’t need to verify signatures on mail-in ballots, was one reason I didn’t give Trump the state when I wargamed the Electoral College. This stance from the radical leftist attorney general for Pennsylvania seals it. How can anyone have confidence in a dispassionate, unbiased vote count in that state?

For the record, this is how I think things shake out on Tuesday (or in December, or whenever the legal challenges end):

Electoral College prediction Pennsylvania leans GOP
270toWin screenshot of Jeff Reynolds’ 2020 Electoral College prediction.

Jeff Reynolds is the author of the book, “Behind the Curtain: Inside the Network of Progressive Billionaires and Their Campaign to Undermine Democracy,” available at www.WhoOwnsTheDems.com. Jeff hosts a podcast at anchor.fm/BehindTheCurtain. You can follow him on Twitter @ChargerJeff, and on Parler at @RealJeffReynolds.

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