— Peoples_Pundit (@Peoples_Pundit) November 4, 2020
The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey (R), has made it clear: there are still a lot of votes to be counted, and the state is still in play in the presidential election.
“The results have shifted greatly hour by hour, and from last night until today. With hundreds of thousands of votes still outstanding, it’s important that we be patient before declaring any races up or down the ballot,” Ducey wrote in a statement released a short time ago.
Observers noted that with the current breakdown of vote, plus the number of ballots yet to be counted, tends to favor President Trump.
AZ early am update. Maricopa County overnight was a pickup of ~50,000 votes for Trump. Biden lead is now ~90k with ~520k ballots out there. A 60-40 Trump split of those ballots would put Trump ahead by ~10k. Trump has been winning the count 60-40 or better since late last night. pic.twitter.com/ETEUAom9Ie
— Chris Buskirk (@thechrisbuskirk) November 4, 2020
Fox News called the state early on in the process last night, much to the consternation of many political observers. It was especially made so after reports of voter disenfranchisement involving conservatives in the state emerged.
AZ GOVERNOR: “Irresponsible to call Arizona. Nearly 1 million votes have NOT BEEN COUNTED yet.”
DATA FROM THE GROUND:
Late rural votes are breaking 2 to 1 for Trump according to real time data
ARIZONA is not even close to a safe call for Biden
FOX NEWS owes America an apology
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 4, 2020
1/ @FoxNews is a complete outlier in calling Arizona, and other media outlets should not follow suit.
There are still 1M+ Election Day votes out there waiting to be counted – we pushed our people to vote on Election Day, but now Fox News is trying to invalidate their votes!
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 4, 2020
Fox News, retract Arizona immediately!!!
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) November 4, 2020
Fox News claimed at 9:15 p.m. last night that Democrats would pick up 5 House seats. The GOP is currently +4, and Fox’s Chris Stirewalt claimed the polls this year really nailed it, in case you’re wondering whether Fox’s early claim that Biden won Arizona is nonsense or not.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 4, 2020
Fox News Calls Arizona For Biden After 1 Vote Countedhttps://t.co/eRVeOPiuOY
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 4, 2020