Biden Strategy Targeting Election Deniers Will Fail As More Voters Believe 2020 Was Stolen 

Steve Sanchez Photos /
Steve Sanchez Photos /

A recently leaked memo reveals that Biden strategists are advising the floundering Democratic nominee to shift gears after his Bidenomics campaign flatlined. This time, campaign strategists recommend that Biden double down on “election denialism” and paint former President Donald Trump as the ultimate threat to Democracy. 

Biden planned to unleash his new strategy in front of tens of unenthusiastic viewers on January 6 in historic Valley Forge, Pennsylvania but predicted inclement weather forced him to move the event to January 5. In his speech, he plans to attempt to draw parallels between the hard-won victory of the Continental Army and the 2024 election. 

Biden will valiantly try to frame Trump as a threat to democracy by highlighting the GOP frontrunner’s doubts regarding the outcome of the 2020 election. He will undoubtedly use the timing of his speech to refer to “insurrections” and Trump’s role in overthrowing the government by begging his supporters to “peacefully make their voices heard” at the Capitol on that fateful day, which now apparently tops 9/11 as the “most horrific day in the nation’s history.” 

Biden will point to the 2022 midterm elections as proof that Trump is a failed candidate. Initially, Democrats claimed the issue of abortion clinched their victories, but now, it seems that “election denialism” is to blame for Republican losses instead. The memo notes that four of Trump’s senatorial candidates lost and concluded that the losses were because the candidates supported Trump’s claims of a stolen election. 

The memo had a seemingly endless list of targets beyond Trump himself. The document names Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for supporting GOP midterm candidates who denied the results of the 2020 presidential election. Additionally, it singles out Governor DeSantis for his refusal to characterize the events of January 6th as an insurrection. 

Additionally, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is under fire for supporting Trump’s efforts to contest the results of the 2020 presidential election. Specifically, the memo points to Johnson’s claims that some states’ election results were invalid due to unauthorized voting rule changes allegedly put in place to accommodate pandemic-era restrictions. 

The memo expresses concern that Johnson, using the Republicans’ power in the House, may further Trump’s political ambitions in the 2024 election. It suggests that Johnson could collaborate with Trump allies in Congress, including Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and newly appointed Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R-Va.), to advance Trump’s agenda. 

Trump is anticipated to clinch the GOP nomination and challenge Biden in the upcoming general election. While most Americans express reluctance to see either candidate on the ballot in November, a growing number of surveys reveal that Americans trust Trump more than Biden in managing the economy and the Israel-Hamas conflict—significant issues for voters in 2024. 

Conversely, fewer voters seem to care about January 6. Democrats pinned their hopes on the January 6 Committee, thinking that providing the nation with one-sided, overly dramatic testimony would sway public opinion in their favor. The reality is the hearings were ten wasted days that did little to change anyone’s views regarding that day. Per a recent poll, Only 39% of respondents approved the congressional committee’s work investigating the incident. 

As Biden strategists advise him to double down on the significance of January 6, four separate UMass Amherst polls revealed that 50% of Americans think it’s time to move past the events of that day. That number has risen from 44% immediately following the incident at the Capitol.  

To further complicate Biden’s anticipated strategy, three separate UMass Amherst polls showed that Americans refuse to call January 6 an “insurrection.” The word respondents chose most frequently to describe the events on that day was “riot.”  

Adding more failure to Biden’s strategy, an increasing number of voters now believe he was not legitimately elected in 2020. As Biden targets so-called “election deniers,” only 62% of voters believe he earned his presidency. That number marks a significant drop from the 69% of voters who believe the election was legitimate in 2021. 

Even worse, a November Rasmussen poll found that an astonishing 56% of likely voters believe cheating will affect the 2024 elections, with over half of respondents expressing concerns that mail-in ballots make cheating easier. 

With the abysmal failure of using the economy as a talking point, Biden’s advisors now predict that a winning campaign strategy involves condemning an ever-increasing number of “election deniers” and focusing on an “insurrection” that Americans no longer care about. Adding insult to injury, the strategy’s launch will lose some of its impact because it will no longer be held on January 6. 

Perhaps the best Biden campaign strategy would be to fire all his strategists.