(USA Features) Political strategist Dick Morris said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump believes the major media will eventually have to cover ongoing election audits in a number of states and counties, suggesting their findings could be too newsworthy to ignore.
“He wants the truth to come out and he’s confident these audits will do it,” Morris told Newsmax TV’s Grant Stinchfield.
Morris said he played golf with Trump on Saturday, during which time the former president discussed his previously stated views of a rigged election, though thus far, no evidence has been produced to vindicate him.
But then, that’s what the audits are for, Trump believes, which led to his criticism of the media for remaining largely silent thus far.
“[Trump’s] saying they’re not covering it enough, not giving his point of view enough publicity, but he feels these audits will force that,” Morris, who made a name for himself as an adviser to then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, added.
Morris went on to rebuff an effort by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to offer compromise voting reform legislation last week, only to vote on the “For The People Act” earlier in the day Tuesday, which failed 50-50 to overcome the 60-vote filibuster rule.
“Then he went around and introduced his own version of the For the People Act,” Morris said. “That’s as bad as [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi’s, in fact, many ways worse, and it violates the fundamental thing that you’ve gotta oppose about Pelosi’s bill.”
He added that Congress should be “keeping the constitutional requirement that states, not Washington, control the rules for voting in congressional elections.”
Were Manchin’s version to ultimately pass, it would negate processes like states conducting ballot audits.
“If this bill by Manchin would have passed, there would have been no state to audit” the 2020 presidential election, Morris said.
He added that Manchin’s proposal would make the U.S. attorney general, who serves at the pleasure of the sitting president, the ostensible czar of elections.
“The federal government would run it all, not Congress, the appointed attorney general named by the incumbent president,” said Morris.