While Fox News is reporting that presumed president-elect Joe Biden is considering several possible candidates for his cabinet, a new poll released Wednesday shows that more than one in four voters are “not confident that the votes in their state for this year’s election will be correctly recorded and counted.”
There are several familiar names on Biden’s alleged list of potential cabinet secretaries, including a few most likely to cause conservatives heartburn. The names include Senators Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, plus Stacy Abrams and Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Several of those possible cabinet candidates have expressed anti-gun-rights perspectives.
If Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate, expect all of those candidates to have pretty rocky times during the confirmation process, provided Biden is actually sworn in next Jan. 20. There are several lawsuits and investigations have been launched into voting irregularities in some states, and that will play out over the next couple of weeks.
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Against that backdrop, a new Rasmussen survey reveals that 28 percent of voters have doubts about the accuracy of final vote counts, including 15 percent who are “not at all confident.” On the other hand, 71 percent of survey respondents are confident their states will record ballots accurately.
This is the fallout of an election relying heavily on mail-in ballots, which President Donald Trump doubted from the outset would be accurate. Indeed, he cast doubt months ago on mail-in ballots, repeatedly asserting that such voting is ripe for fraud. As it appears now, there are allegations that’s exactly what has happened in some key states, though there are increasing doubts any change in the vote tallies will flip those states to the president, allowing him a second term.
And then there is Biden, whom a different Rasmussen survey some weeks ago showed a majority of voters think unlikely to complete his first term. That would leave Kamala Harris, a far-left liberal Democrat who is anti-gun and would work to destroy any “Trump legacy,” as president. Democrats might think they will earn a place in the history books for having the first female president, but would she have a short career in the Oval Office? How likely would it be that Harris could win her own election as president, since she got virtually no traction during the primary race last year?
One thing to consider with some of Biden’s possible picks is that if any of the senators mentioned were tapped, there would have to be elections to fill their seats. Would it be possible those seats could be filled by Republicans, giving the GOP more of a majority?
All of these questions hinge on the outcome of the presidential race, which Trump has yet to concede.
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