(FreedomBeacon.com)- Democrats seem to be preparing for a big loss in the upcoming midterm elections later this year, and they’re taking an interesting approach to it: They’re warning that the elections could be “illegitimate.”
It’s ironic and comical that Democrats would take this angle, since they’ve been so adamant that the 2020 presidential election — which was one by their party over former Republican President Donald Trump — was in no way stolen, compromised or illegitimate.
Now, a little more than a year later, they are tooting that same horn they’ve been muting because they look like they may be on the losing end of a big election. What’s more, this is the same electoral system that Democrats said was completely safe and legitimate in the first place.
Democrats have been trying for a while now to pass new federal voting rights legislation that they say will ensure that elections are fair and safe throughout the country. They’ve had trouble getting that legislation passed, though, as they haven’t been able to even get full support within their own party, let alone the support of at least 10 Republican members of the Senate to avoid the filibuster.
Instead of trying to reach a bipartisan compromise, though, Democrats have taken the public attack route.
Just recently, President Joe Biden gave a speech that marked his first full year in the White House. During that speech, he said that the midterms “easily could be illegitimate” if the Democrat-backed voting rights legislation isn’t passed before that.
The White House tried to follow those comments up by saying what Biden said was taken out of context, and that all elections are indeed legitimate. But, that hasn’t stopped others within the Democratic Party of touting that same message.
Biden isn’t helping his case, either. Last Wednesday, a reporter asked about the voting rights bills:
“If this isn’t passed, do you still believe the upcoming election will be fairly conducted and its results will be legitimate?”
The president’s response:
“Well, it all depends on whether or not we’re able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election.
“And it’s one thing — look, maybe I’m just being too much of an optimist. Remember how we thought not that many people were going to show up to vote in the middle of the pandemic? We had the highest voter turnout in the history of the United States of America.
“Well, I think if, in fact — no matter how hard they make it for minorities to vote, I think you’re going to see them willing to stand in line and — and defy the attempt to keep them from being able to vote.
“I think you’re going to see the people who they’re trying to keep from being able to show up, showing up and making the sacrifice that needs to [be made] in order to change the law back to what it should be.”