Any good businessman will tell you that you often learn more from people's actions rather than what they'll tell you. Watch what they do, not what they say, is the old saw. And it really does work.
So today I thought we'd look at what some in the Government are doing, right now. Because it doesn't seem to fit with the accepted narrative, of a Joe Biden Victory.
Now before we begin, as anyone who has watched this government over the past 4 years will attest, there are clearly many different political persuasions in our Government.
And President Trump has been a lightning rod, in bringing out the most extreme on both sides of the spectrum. There are many in the government who no doubt support him, but there are at least as many who would like to see him gone.
In other words, there is tremendous diversity within all of the various departments of this government.
So here are my 5 indicators that this election is far from settled.
Number 1 President Trump has not yet conceded. Now, this might sound like a minor point. But it really points to a significant position within the current administration.
The President is signaling to those around him, that it is still time to contest the election. It's not over yet. And apparently, he sees a way forward through which he may yet be victorious.
Now it's easy to assume that this is just a fit on his part. But remember this is someone who was victorious over 17 seasoned GOP Politicians in the 2016 Primaries, who defeated Impeachment, and by and large have seen many of his policies enacted.
So I see this lack of concession as a significant position in Trump's on-going battle to retake the White House.
The Second thing to notice is that the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies has declined to acknowledge that Joe Biden is the President-Elect.
As you may know, that “title” is really inaccurate right now. One does not become the President-Elect until the Electoral College has voted. That is scheduled for Monday unless delayed. And until that happens the Committee is perfectly correct in that it should not jump ahead of the process.
So right now plans for whoever will be the next President are on hold until that determination is made.
The third indication that all in the government are not yet convinced that Mr. Biden will assume the President: is the action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Now as we've all see the FBI is the most politically sensitive of all the major agencies. For four years, at least, they have sailed in the direction of the current political winds.
So the decision, earlier this week to reveal that Hunter Biden is under investigation, maybe a feeling that Hunter's father won't be President. After all, why would an agency known for its political aptitude, investigate the son of their boss's boss?
Something to think about.
The fourth indication that Governments may not be too keen on the Biden election to President, is the Texas Lawsuit. You've seen the headlines.
This is an extensive lawsuit, essentially claiming that 4 States, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania failed to live up to the Constitutional Mandated standards for a Presidential Elections.
Perhaps what's most interesting about this lawsuit is the number of other states that have joined Texas in supporting their action. I believe that we're now over 20 states all together who have filed petitions in support of Texas, in addition to a couple of the 4 states own legislatures as well as President Trump himself as a party to the suit.
Without evaluating the merits of this lawsuit, which is well beyond the scope of this discussion. Nonetheless, this is clearly an action by some of our state governments, as well as the President which challenges the currently accepted scenario that Vice President Biden should be considered President-Elect.
Incidentally this lawsuit is only at the first step: asking permission by the Supreme Court to Hear the Case. I would anticipate that the Supreme Court would accept or reject this case early next week.
And now the fifth and final point in our review of how governmental officials view the election. And this is the oddest of them all.
Kamala Harris is currently serving as the Junior Senator from the State of Californian. Tradition has it that as soon as a Senator is elected to another office he or she resigns from the Senate so that your state Governor can appoint your replacement. It is common courtesy in that it allows the Governor the maximum amount of time to make this important appointment.
Back in the 2016 election, Barak Obama found himself in the same position. He followed tradition and immediately resigned from the Senate, and became President.
Ms. Harris has failed to do that. She remains as the Junior Senator from California.
Now the only reason I can think for that behavior is that she may also feel that this election is not yet over.
Now all of this is sprinkled with a good deal of speculation. But when you put all this together it tells me that the next month is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and historic of our lifetimes.