Before the election, Donald Trump blasted Fox News for moving left in their coverage.
But no one had any idea how bad things would get.
And now Fox News is in big trouble over this massive election night mistake.
In an interview with Fox and Friends before the election, President Trump said the biggest difference between 2020 and four years ago was Fox News, which the President felt gave him biased coverage as evidenced by Chris Wallace’s performance as moderator of the first debate.
The network’s election night on Fox News proved the President correct with their outrageous decisions on calling states.
Fox called Virginia for Joe Biden the second the polls closed even though President Trump led the vote count for many hours.
On the flip side, Fox refused to call Florida, Ohio, and Texas for Trump for long periods of time even though it was clear the President held significant leads in those states and was on track to win.
This gave the impression to viewers that Joe Biden was farther ahead in the Electoral College than he actually was.
But no decision Fox made was more controversial than when Fox called Arizona and its 11 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.
The Trump campaign immediately disputed the call which led to lead anchor Bret Baier bringing decision desk director Arnon Mishkin on-air to explain the decision.
“I’m sorry,” Mishkin told Baier, “the president is not going to be able to take over and win enough votes to eliminate that seven-point lead that the former vice president has.” Told the White House was convinced otherwise, he stood his ground: “I’m sorry we’re not wrong in this particular case.”
But it turns out the Trump campaign was right and Fox News was wrong to call Arizona for Biden.
National Journal Editor Jeff Dufour pointed out a massive error in the data networks use to call states and races.
Dufour added that the outstanding vote was in Trump-friendly territory.
“The latest plot twist comes from Arizona, which had reportedly counted 95%+ of its votes. NYT notes that ‘due to an error in an Edison Research data feed of results … the actual estimate is that 86% of the vote has been counted.’” Dufour wrote on social media. “This gives some credence to the Trump camp’s argument in a call with reporters that it expects to pull ahead in Arizona, because most of the outstanding vote is in Trump-friendly territory.”
President Trump’s son Eric predicted that when all the votes were counted in Arizona it would fall into President Trump’s column.
Eric Trump also took a shot at Fox News for its seemingly inaccurate race call.
“We will win Arizona! The @FoxNews call was horrible…” Eric Trump wrote on Twitter.
Arizona is just one of many states with votes still outstanding.
If President Trump wins Arizona and Pennsylvania he will win the election.
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