Senator Ted Cruz Says Presidential Race ‘Far From Over’
While major news outlets decided to call the Presidential Election for former VP Joe Biden over the weekend, the Electoral College and various state legislators are still counting and preparing for upcoming litigation much like the election of 2000.
While news outlets can say what they like, the actual decision on certifying the election remains in the hands of the Government. The opinion of the news media is just that. Could the states certify a Biden victory this week? They certainly could.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz spent Sunday making the rounds on Fox News saying reports of a victory from either side are just premature at this point and irresponsible of the major media. Cruz told Fox News, “I believe President Trump still has a path to victory, and that path is to count every single legal vote that was cast, but also not to [count] any votes that were fraudulently passed or illegally cast, and we have a legal process to determine what’s legal and what isn’t.”
There only seems to be a handful of politicians willing to stand up to the media's push to call the election while other figures like Mitt Romney and former President George W Bush have accepted the unofficial results. Surprising considering Bush himself was declared the loser of the 2000 election only to ask for recounts that turned the decision around in his favor. So it seems really strange he would not also give Trump the benefit of the doubt.
Ted Cruz told the Dallas Morning News that he not only questions the results from the Associated Press in Michigan but that he also plans to be in attendance to watch the decision play out in Georgia.
While Biden could certainly win out in the end the remaining days in November will be busy indeed. Election disputes at the state level are to be resolved by December 8th so the Electoral College can vote by December 14th. The Election of 2000 featured a 37-day.
The two Georgia Senate seats will mean a lot to both sides and will likely come down to runoff elections to decide the balance of power in the Senate.