If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he plans to address the nation as its new leader, even if President Trump continues to fight in court, advisers tell @Axios‘ @mikeallen and @margarettalev: https://t.co/tXDJznHMbN
— Sara Fischer (@sarafischer) November 3, 2020
After weeks of warning President Trump about declaring victory in today’s election too soon, the Biden campaign is vowing to declare victory as soon as it is “mathematically” able to do so.
If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he will address the nation in essentially a victory speech, his campaign said yesterday – even if President Trump vows to fight the results in court, and even if all the votes aren’t counted.
“We’re not really concerned about what Donald Trump says,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon told reporters Monday. “We’re going to use our data, our understanding of where this is headed, and make sure that the vice president is addressing the American people.”
For weeks the mainstream media, along with the big tech firms, have warned they will suppress any claims of victory that come too soon and without “context.” It remains unclear whether those standards will be applied to a Biden claim of victory or just one from President Trump.