There has never been a time quite like this in American history, in which we have such powerful doubts about the future of this great nation.
We once stood tall as a bastion of democracy and compromise, but have fallen prey now to the ill will of the world at large, who’ve wanted to see us divided and destitute for some time. Our political issues have been divvied up into two distinct teams, largely to the benefit of the mainstream media who needs a clear cut conflict to hit their ratings goals.
And so there is little trust between the aisles, with operative of each party suggesting that the other is up to no good when it comes to the election itself. That is perhaps why the White House received such a pushback on their recent suggestions about the timing of election results.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was blasted Monday for saying that waiting a couple of days for results is how elections are “supposed to work.”
“We may not know all the winners of elections for a few days. It takes time to count all legitimate ballots in a legal and orderly manner,” Jean-Pierre told reporters at the White House press briefing. “That’s how this is supposed to work.”
Experts were quick to retort.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton warned, “Counting ballots after Election Day undermines voter confidence.”Advertisement - story continues below
Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs quipped, “Narrator: this is not, in fact, how it’s supposed to work.”
Commentator Rick DeVos slammed the announcement, appearing to say it was a bad attempt at assuaging concerns about the electoral process.
“This stuff is rapidly becoming like a 10 year old trying to use the ‘Jedi Mind Trick’ after seeing it in the movie. ‘That’s how this is supposed to work.’ ‘That’s HOW this is supposed to work.’ ‘That’s how this is SUPPOSED to work,’” he quipped. “Dad chuckles, smiles, pats kid on head.”
The host of “The Situation with Michael Brown” and former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Michael D. Brown was one of many commentators who expressed skepticism that, despite improving technology, elections now somehow take longer to process.
“Not only is she just flat stupid, but think about this. When we counted paper ballots, or punched ballots (sans FL 2000) we knew the results almost always by midnight. Not two weeks. This insanity has to stop,” he said.
As for when elections results will be known, it’s still anybody’s guess, particularly as individual precincts deal with their own individual issues on election day and beyond.