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Biden says Trump threatens electoral 'right to choose' after Biden official's group gets Trump taken off ballot in Colorado
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Biden says Trump threatens electoral 'right to choose' after Biden official's group gets Trump taken off ballot in Colorado

A Biden official's Democrat-aligned group successfully got President Joe Biden's top rival removed from the ballot in Colorado ahead of the 2024 election. The 81-year-old president wasted no time justifying this limit on voter choice, regurgitating familiar alarmist rhetoric Wednesday night about former President Donald Trump posing a threat to democracy.

Biden's remarks were not well received.

The geriatric president has since been accused of "gaslighting," fascism, and hypocrisy over his projection of anti-democratic sentiments onto his now-verboten political opponent — an opponent who has been leading in the polls in several critical swing states

Projection

Biden took to X Wednesday to share an apparent justification for Trump's disqualification in Colorado.

"Trump poses many threats to our country: The right to choose, civil rights, voting rights, and America's standing in the world," wrote the president, whose disapproval rating is 58% according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.

"But the greatest threat he poses is to our democracy," continued Biden. "If we lose that, we lose everything."

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton wrote on X, "Biden tries to justify abusing Trump's civil rights and rigging the election through political prosecutions and kangaroo court proceedings. Our Republic is tottering because of Biden's abuses."

Blaze TV host Mark Levin noted, "The Biden campaign is well underway: dehumanize Trump by using the fascist/Marxist tactic of dehumanizing your opponent and repeating the big lie that Trump is Hitler, block Trump from ballot access in blue states while claiming it is he who opposed democracy, drain Trump of personal and campaign resources through civil and criminal lawsuits aka lawfare, keep Trump in court after court to prevent him from running a proper campaign, ultimately convict him of some phony crime and sentence him to prison."

Mollie Hemingway, editor in chief at the Federalist, responded, "Disgusting rhetoric from the president, showing his complete support for his administration's authoritarian attack on Republicans, and his support for other Democrat Party attacks on the republic."

"The greatest threat to democracy is the person tied or leading me in current polls," wrote Stephen Miller, contributing editor at the Spectator.

While Biden has been hyping this supposed threat for well over a year, Trump now appears to be recycling the accusation.

During a speech Saturday in New Hampshire, Trump said, "It's no wonder Biden and the far-left lunatics are desperate to stop us by any means necessary. They're willing to violate the U.S. Constitution at levels never seen before in order to win. They will do anything to win. They'll do whatever they have, whatever they can. And remember, this: Joe Biden is a threat to democracy. He's a threat."

Following Biden's Wednesday accusation, Trump responded on Truth Social, writing, "CROOKED JOE BIDEN IS A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY!!"

While both candidates have issued the same accusation, the big anti-democratic maneuver this week was actully the handiwork of an outfit run by an official in Biden's administration.

Biden official helps eliminate choice

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is a partisan activist group that touts itself as a government watchdog. It was optimized as an attack dog for the Democratic Party by Media Matters founder David Brock ahead of the 2016 election.

The current president and CEO of CREW is Noah Bookbinder. CREW, under Bookbinder's leadership, brought the case in Colorado against Trump. Beyond CREW's partisan nature, there is a direct link between the anti-democratic maneuver in Colorado and the Biden administration.

The Daily Caller highlighted how Bookbinder has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory Council since March 2022. The group has met multiple times, including in September 2023, taking up issues ranging from so-called "disinformation" to innovation.

Bookbinder formerly served as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice's public integrity section and as chief counsel for criminal justice for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Federal Election Commission records show he repeatedly dumped cash into Democratic causes, especially former President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas telegraphed the importance of Bookbinder's appointment in a March 17, 2022, statement, noting he and the 32 other appointees "have agreed to serve our country as members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council at a critically important time not only for the nation, but also for the world."

The HSAC "leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of the HSAC membership to provide [Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas] real-time, real-world and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations," according the DHS site.

Following the ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, which is entirely composed of Democratic appointees, Bookbinder said the decision his outfit helped secure was "not only historic and justified, but is necessary to protect the future of democracy in our country."

"Our Constitution clearly states that those who violate their oath by attacking our democracy are barred from serving in government," added Bookbinder.

Like Biden, it appears Bookbinder figures democracy's best hopes are anti-democratic measures.

The Daily Caller indicated that neither the DHS nor CREW responded to requests for comment.

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News. He lives in a small town with his wife and son, moonlighting as an author of science fiction.
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