Kenneth Abramowitz

Threat analyist; author, The Multifront War.

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Election Night has come and gone—finally. But who will take the presidential oath of office next January 20th? Mail-in ballot controversies abound. In the critical swing state of Pennsylvania, several county boards have declared they will not begin processing mail ballots until the morning of November 4, even though state law holds that processing should begin at 7:00am on the 3rd. Both candidates have declared that they will only accept the results if the election “is not rigged.” Emails implicating Biden in a robust Chinese kick-back scheme—which he has not denied—have become a hot topic, as has censorship of the allegations by Twitter and major media. Variations in mail-in deadlines among the states—with SCOTUS issuing varying decisions on whether states may count ballots postmarked but not received “on time”—guarantee that we will not know the results on election night, and possibly not until the mid-December date by which time states must certify their counts. This uncertainty will almost certainly spill over onto congressional and downballot races as well. This is going to court. Civil rights litigator Nathan Lewin, top foreign policy expert Walid Phares, JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman, political strategist Josh Block, top crisis manager Juda Engelmayer, and threat analyst Ken Abramowitz join Edwin to examine the current state of the electoral process.

Edwin Black hosts author Kenneth Abramowitz plus Rabbi Elie Abadie, Senior Rabbi, Jewish Council, United Arab Emirates; Alex Traiman, JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief; Sarah Stern, EMET; Zalmi Unsdorfer, Likud UK; Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, American Center for Democracy; Rabbi Yotav Eliach, author of Judaism, Zionism, and the Land of Israel; and Martin Barillas, author of Shaken Earth for a special virtual launch event for his just-released book  The Multifront War, which was praised as “stunning and incisive” by Jeanine Pirro.

America’s 2020 presidential election caused unprecedented jitters. Tens of thousands of mail ballots were erroneously issued or went astray. Both Trump and Biden said they would only accept the results if the election “is not rigged.” Revelations of undenied emails implicating Biden in a robust Chinese kick-back scheme—with Twitter and major media censoring the information—threw the campaigns into last-minute chaos. Political street violence broke out. Variations in mail-in deadlines among the states and ballot discrepancies guaranteed that election night would become weeks of uncertainty, claims, and counterclaims. Seasoned political strategist Josh Block, top crisis manager Juda Engelmayer, and threat analyst Ken Abramowitz joined Edwin to examine the last-minute controversies and consequences.

America’s upcoming November 3 election has been thrown into even greater and more unprecedented chaos. Ballot fraud in various states, and massive errors in mail-in voting programs, as well as disparate counting and validating procedures guarantee election night chaos. Republican party litigation to reshape voting procedures and Donald Trump’s unwillingness to state whether or not he will accept the electoral outcome, Democratic vows to not under any circumstances concede on election night, and statements from all sides that either candidate can only lose if the vote is rigged: all of this assures conflict right through Inauguration Day. Violence and militia plans in some states, such as Michigan, Oregon, and Virginia, have threatened to push us to the brink. Seasoned political strategist Josh Block, top crisis manager Juda Engelmayer, threat analyst and author Ken Abramowitz, and other experts join Edwin to examine the controversies and consequences. 

America is fighting a major international war, says threat analyst Kenneth Abramowitz in his new and critically acclaimed book. The country does not really know how much it is under siege. Moreover, says the author, the war is being waged on a multitude of distinct fronts—both internal and external. Yet, the United States is wholly unprepared to fight a unified battle. How bad are the threats? Can America stand up to them? Author Abramowitz, top security analyst Walid Phares, and international terrorism expert Erick Stakelbeck join Edwin to drill in.