CNN expert Van Jones condemns Trump voters, saying "the fact that the election is so close hurts" – but does not mention Biden's failure to attract more voters
- Joe Biden and Donald Trump are embroiled in a razor-sharp battle for the White House
- Biden fared worse than expected, but Trump failed to land the knockout
- Van Jones summed up the night on CNN and stated, "Many Democrats are injured."
- "We wanted a rejection (from Trump)," he said, "the fact that it's so tight hurts."
An emotional Van Jones has said Democrats are "injured" today after the election failed to cause a landslide in Joe Biden's favor.
Polls had heavily pointed to a Biden win, but as in 2016, Trump did better than expected – without a candidate landing a fatal blow.
Earlier Wednesday, Jones said that while a "political" victory was still possible for the Democrats, a "moral" victory over Trumpism was gone.
"We wanted to see a rejection from (Donald Trump)," he told viewers on CNN. "And the fact that it's so close I think is … it hurts. It just hurts."
Van Jones said Democrats hoping for a landslide in Biden and a "rejection" of Donald Trump's policies were "scared" and "hurt" by razor-sharp elections
He added: “Political victory could still come.
“But I think for people who have seen babies torn away from their mothers on the border, for people who send their children to schools where the N-word is now used against them, for people who have these Seeing wave of intolerance, they wanted a moral victory tonight. & # 39;
It resembles a speech Jones gave on CNN in 2016 when he proclaimed Trump's victory a "whitelash" against Obama's presidency.
"You say that your children are not a tyrant, you say that your children are not a fanatic … and then you have this result," he said at the time.
“You have people putting kids to bed tonight and they're scared of breakfast. You are afraid of "How do I explain this to my children?"
Early polls had suggested it might be a good night for Biden as he was just ahead in the battlefield states of Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.
But as night fell, Trump made a comeback, eventually taking Ohio and Florida – and lowering Biden's chances of an early, easy win.
Biden kept in the running by turning the state of Arizona blue and clinging to Minnesota's main battlefield.
But neither won a decisive victory, and it looks like the race will take place in the so-called Rust Belt states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
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Georgia and North Carolina are also too close to call, though Trump is a narrow margin with more than 90 percent of the vote.
Election officials have already warned that it could take days for some states – including Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – to announce their final result.
This is due to an increase in the number of people, especially Democrats, voting by postal vote – which takes longer to count.
It also opens up the possibility of protracted and bitter litigation that could reach the Supreme Court – as happened in Florida with Bush v Gore in 2000.
In this case, it took more than a month for the state winner – and thus the presidency – to be announced. It eventually went to Bush with less than 600 votes.
Donald Trump almost declared victory in a White House speech on Wednesday morning, saying, "In my opinion we won this election."
He claimed to have won in both North Carolina and Georgia, where the results are not yet final, and suggested that Arizona – which AP has declared for Biden – could still make its way back.
Trump also spoke of a "betrayal of the American people" while suggesting the fight could end in court, pointing the guilty straight to the Democrats.
It came after Biden gave his own speech to the Delaware believers in which he said he was on track to win this election but urged followers to be patient and wait for the final counts.
He added on Twitter: “It is not my job or Donald Trump's job to declare the winner of this election. It is the place of the voters.
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