The Wall Street Journal published a piece by Karl Rove this afternoon. It’s headlined “This Election Result Won’t Be Overturned” and that’s the gist of what he has to say. He starts by acknowledging that the 2020 race was not at all what pundits and pollsters predicted:
Pundits predicted a blue tsunami of historic proportions that would carry Democrats into the White House, flip the U.S. Senate, increase Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s caucus by as many as 20 seats, and transform a basketful of red-state legislatures into blue ones just in time for redistricting in 2021. Well, the White House changed hands. But none of the rest happened.
And the rest of the piece is really about President Trump’s chance of prevailing in court or with recounts. Rove says there’s very little chance of that happening given that the only time it has happened in the past is when races were separated by hundreds of votes, not thousands or tens of thousands: