Mark Levin is causing Democrats to freak out. Levin made a bold prediction about the ongoing election lawsuits after Justice Samuel Alito amended his Pennsylvania deadline on the potential Supreme Court case. You don’t want to miss this.
In case you missed it, Justice Samuel Alito stepped in and ordered Pennsylvania’s election officials to set aside the mail-in ballots as they continued to tabulate the votes following Election Day.
That sparked Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) to file a lawsuit seeking to have the court toss all the state’s mail-in ballots on the grounds that universal, no-excuses mail-in voting is unconstitutional and needs a constitutional amendment to authorize its provisions.
Democrats believed they had scored a victory when Alito ordered that the state’s lawyers respond to Kelly’s suit by December 9—a day after the safe harbor date. Elections settled by this date would be treated as presumptively valid by Congress.
Late Sunday night, Justice Alito made Democrats lose their minds.
Alito’s new directive ordered Pennsylvania officials to respond to Rep. Mike Kelly’s election challenge a day earlier than previously scheduled, which will be on the same day known as the safe harbor deadline.
Alito moved Kelly’s case up 24 hours and wants state officials to respond by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The report pointed out that the updated hearing on December 8 “would give the court a few hours” to act on the information received.
“Kelly, a Republican from Butler, Pa., wants the courts to rule that more than 2.5 million mail-in ballots are tossed, which would all but secure a victory for President Trump in the Keystone State because a vote would be taken in the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature,” Fox News reports.
Some experts said it remains unlikely that the wider Supreme Court will be persuaded to take up Kelly’s appeal, given that the remedy it seeks is so drastic.
“I would not read too much into this,” said Richard L. Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California-Irvine, in a post on his blog Sunday. “It shows more respect to the petitioners [Kelly], and does not make it look like the court is simply running out the clock on the petition. I still think the chances the court grants any relief on this particular petition are virtually zero.”
However, constitutional scholar Mark Levin weighed in: “And so the endless surmising goes on. But why would Alito and/or the Court take up the Pennsylvania matter at all if the intention is simply to quickly deep-six it? I make no predictions, but it is a very solid and substantive case, regardless of what the Court might do.”
1. And so the endless surmising goes on. But why would Alito and/or the Court take up the Pennsylvania matter at all if the intention is simply to quickly deep-six it? I make no predictions, but it is a very solid and substantive case, regardless of what the Court might do.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 7, 2020
Levin also got the Democrats to have a meltdown over his Sunday night segment with Patrick Basham, who is an analyst and the Director of the Democracy Institute. President Trump retweeted the segment Monday morning.
Basham’s Democracy Institute got the 2016 election right. According to their polls in 2016, Trump would be the winner. They also predicted Trump would easily win re-election.
Levin introduced Basham saying he “wrote a powerful piece in the Spectator called ‘Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling.’”
“I approached the article with how would an independent-minded person assess the quote-unquote outcome as the media has designated it of the 2020 presidential election,” Basham said. “And I looked at three aspects.”
Basham then outlined parts of his article starting with how Trump expanded his base:
- President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent seeking reelection. He got 11 million more votes than in 2016, the third largest rise in support ever for an incumbent. By way of comparison, President Obama was comfortably reelected in 2012 with 3.5 million fewer votes than he received in 2008.
- We are told that Biden won more votes nationally than any presidential candidate in history. But he won a record low of 17 percent of counties; he only won 524 counties, as opposed to the 873 counties Obama won in 2008. Yet, Biden somehow outdid Obama in total votes.
“No incumbent has ever lost his re-election bid if he increased his votes,” Basham told Levin. He went on to highlight how Trump expanded his minority base.
- Trump earned the highest share of all minority votes for a Republican since 1960. Trump grew his support among black voters by 50 percent over 2016. Nationally, Joe Biden’s black support fell well below 90 percent, the level below which Democratic presidential candidates usually lose.
- Trump increased his share of the national Hispanic vote to 35 percent. With 60 percent or less of the national Hispanic vote, it is arithmetically impossible for a Democratic presidential candidate to win Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.
“If you took 100 well-informed politicos and sequestered them from Election Night and since and you gave them the vote break down by the demographic groups and saw where Trump and Biden did well or poorly, you laid out all those numbers but omitted the one assertion that Biden has won the national popular vote,” Basham began.
“And you gave them all the demographic data and exit poll data and asked who do you think won the election, my suggestion is 99 out of those 100 independent well-informed observers would say ‘obviously Trump,”‘ Basham claimed.
“So we know from the alleged results that something very strange has happened because the numbers just don’t add up,” Basham said.
SO TRUE. NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION! https://t.co/FC4XtNzuxo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2020
Conservatives who hated Barack Obama and what he stood for believed he had legitimately won in 2008 and 2012. The former president had a huge base of supporters and did well in the Rust Belt.
Obama had rock star type turnouts when he was campaigning, especially in 2008. So, when he won in ’08 and ’12, conservatives may have hated it, but we also were not claiming the election was stolen. The exit polls and other data showed what you would expect.
The GOP candidates, John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012, lacked any real enthusiasm. It was similar to Joe Biden’s campaign, which was non-existent.
President Trump has rock star status among his supporters, much like Barack Obama. That’s why almost half of the American voters polled are claiming the Democrats may have stolen the election. Are they right? Only time will tell.
This is unprecedented in American history, and how we handle this crisis will undoubtedly change the political landscape in this country forever.