Pelosi Sets Stage for Stolen Election Claims
In an interview hometown paper San Francisco Chronicle, would-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the only way the Democrats could fail win back the House is if the Republicans steal the election.
Pelosi cautioned that the number of Democratic House victories could be higher or lower and said her greatest concern is over the integrity of the count — from the reliability of electronic voting machines to her worries that Republicans will try to manipulate the outcome. “That is the only variable in this,” Pelosi said. “Will we have an honest count?”
Via AllahPundit, who puts this in context of three major polling firms showing the GOP gaining ground in the generic ballot.
Now, I don’t put much stock in the generic ballot and see no reason to think the Democrats will fail to capture at least the 15 seats they need to re-take the House. Still, there are an inordinate number of very tight races and all manner of variables to consider. It’s not outside the realm of possibility, then, that a confluence of events could lead to the GOP holding on nor that the opposite occurs and the Democrats pick up 30 or 40 seats and make it a blowout. That’s the nature of the prognosticating game.
It’s unseemly for the Democratic leadership to continually beat the illegitimacy drum. That’s stuff for the Kos Kids, not the grown-ups.