US President Barack Obama arrives at a campaign rally in Aurora, Colorado, on November 4, 2012. Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are both showing signs of exhaustion as they dart from swing state to swing state, trying to fire up enthusiasm among supporters and win over any last wavering voters before November 6 election. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory in the presidential election based on early voting numbers in an attempt to "demoralize Mitt Romney supporters."
Citing a "very solid source" in Chicago, Thor says the Obama campaign is looking to make it appear to voters that they have "this thing sewed up and are less than 24 hours to victory," according to his source.
Meanwhile, team Obama will also urge voters to get out and vote so they can say they were part of the important 2012 election that resulted in a second term for Obama.
While Thor can't reveal his source, he told TheBlaze multiple times that the source is very reliable.
The flip side of the coin, the author explained, is that the Obama campaign is counting on the mainstream media to drive home their narrative should they implement this strategy.
"They are so invested in Obama," Thor said of the media. "I don't see how any truth loving person could look to the mainstream media ever again. This election should be the final nail in the coffin with the mainstream media."
Why would the campaign resort to such a Chicago-style political tactic? According to Thor, it's because their support is diminished across the board and they know they're in trouble.
"Their support is down," he told TheBlaze. "All the polling has been the exact same thing. They have been oversampling Democrats, and they are not getting the 2008 levels of voting."
Whether or not the Obama campaign will set this plan into motion remains to be seen. As Thor points out, the plot could have been brought up but never considered seriously by the top officials in the campaign. If it is being considered though, the author hopes that all the attention forces the Obama camp to ditch the effort.
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