Rush Limbaugh Says 'There's Simply No Way Joe Biden' Was Elected President Legitimately

During Monday's episode of Premiere Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show, the host made his feelings about the 2020 presidential election very clear. Rush Limbaugh said, "There's simply no way Joe Biden was legitimately elected president. I just can't believe it. I do not believe it. Intellectually, and as I look at what I have learned and what I have seen over the course of the past four, five days, there's simply no way."

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Rush Limbaugh told his radio show audience "There's simply no way Joe Biden was legitimately elected president." Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

These recent comments seem to continue his effort to walk back remarks he made on his show on Friday. During that episode, Limbaugh was discussing comments made by sports columnist Jason Whitlock on Tucker Carlson's show, in which Whitlock said he hoped that the love President Donald Trump has from his followers would win out over the "hate" that lifted Biden's numbers up at the voting booths.

"The guy that won did not have any kind of massive, pro-support. He was just the vessel, he was just the recipient of whatever anti-Trump sentiment there was," Limbaugh said at the time. "Now, he can tell himself all day long that he's been elected president, because he has." After returning from commercial break, Limbugh claimed he was not "conceding" the election or ready to declare Biden the winner yet.

On Monday's show, Limbaugh went into even greater detail about why he doesn't believe Biden fairly came out on top and called for the protection of the country's constitutional framework. To ensure the latter, he said that—along with Trump's continuing legal challenges—an official, government "investigation must occur."

Limbaugh's long monologue also veered into musing that the Founding Fathers knew there would be people trying to undermine democracy by stealing elections. He said, "They knew from the moment they founded the United States that it would be a threat to an entire group of people or many groups of people around the world. They created defense mechanisms and insurance policies as best they could. Starting with creating three branches of government to ensure a government of law, not of men. You have heard the phrase. A government of law, not of men. Checks and balances throughout our system."

The host pressed on, arguing that those values set forth by the country's founders necessitated a thorough and just recount, and no one should simply rely on what they're being told or what's being reported as fact. Limbaugh, who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump earlier in 2020, said that only from more thorough evidence could a president-elect be fairly determined.

"I have been urging people all weekend to name an investigation czar," the conservative commentator continued. "This is a single person that the Trump administration sends out every day to update the people of this country on the latest of the investigation into every state, into every allegation of vote fraud in every state."

Aside from merely updating citizens on television about the investigation, Limbaugh's proposed czar would head a staff of people looking into the vote count to check for any irregularities. He claimed that having such a person in place would uncover "plenty of information to report, there'd be plenty of information to gather, there was plenty of fraud that took place."

Limbaugh then proposed an idea that pitching an investigation into voter fraud would make Trump "look like a fool," because that's what liberals want. He said, "Wouldn't the left want there to be documentary evidence that Trump doesn't know what he's talking about? And the only way to get it is a full-fledged serious nonpartisan investigation into what happened. Are you with me on this, Democrats? Probably not. And if you're not, why not? Why wouldn't you—what are you afraid of being discovered?"

He then concluded this particular series of thoughts with, "If you won this thing legitimately and if there wasn't any chicanery, we got all the time in the world. Al Gore had 37 days to monkey around in one state. We've got to get this right."

The Organization of American States, a 28-member team of international observers invited by the Trump administration, issued a 20-page preliminary report on Monday that found no evidence of systematic voter fraud and gave high marks to the conduct of last week's elections. The report also criticized Trump for making baseless allegations that the outcome resulted from systematic fraud.