Rush Limbaugh: “There's simply no way Joe Biden was legitimately elected president. I just can't believe it.”

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Citation From the November 9, 2020, edition of the Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): It is vital that our constitutional framework be protected. This recount, this canvassing, this investigation must occur. It must take place. The Founding Fathers of our country knew that there would be -- always be intense political battles. They knew that there would be bad actors. They knew there would be people trying to undermine what they had founded, what they had created. They knew it. They were not naive. 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.

It is very important that there are clear specific facts presented in a very scholarly and concise way as this investigation goes forward. That institutions, American institutions, are revered, respected, and protected. Now, what I mean here - it's great that we have anecdotal evidence. It's great that you can get a phone call from somebody, somebody who says they saw X number of ballots being tampered with, or that they saw this or they saw that. It's all well and good. But that's not going to change anything. They all need to be investigated, they all need to be tracked down. Do not misunderstand. But there need to be very clear specific facts presented in a scholarly and concise way. 

I have been urging people all weekend to name an investigation czar, a vote count czar, whatever you want to call it. 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. You've got your staff tracking all this stuff down. You have your czar or your figurehead who leads the investigation, who takes in all the information, he's got a staff, they codify it each and every day, and they report to the American people in an honest straightforward factual way. And there will be plenty of information to report, there'd be plenty of information to gather, there was plenty of fraud that took place. 

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. 

And I have an idea. I got an idea. Let's unify the country -- see if this idea will float -- let's unify the country by conducting a massive investigation of vote fraud and let's make Trump look like a fool, right? That's what they want. So let's do this massive -- because Trump says it's fraudulent here and fraudulent there and everybody knows Trump's an idiot and everybody knows Trump's a fool so let's do this -- wouldn't the left want this? 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? 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.