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2020 US election: Joe Biden has "no doubt" that he beat Donald Trump


Joe Biden told Americans, "Nobody will take our democracy away from us," after Donald Trump launched a 17-minute rant against polling the entire election with an extraordinary speech claiming big tech, big money and the media had a conspiracy against him, pollsters and Democrats.

“Nobody will take our democracy away from us. Not now, never. America has come too far, fought too many battles and endured too much to allow this to happen, ”the Democratic candidates said in a tweet.

"Keep the Faith."

Earlier Thursday, in a speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden had asked Americans to be patient and calm as they waited for the final presidential race ballots to be counted amid growing concerns over the long wait for results and apprehension about public order.

& # 39; Democracy is sometimes chaotic. Sometimes it takes a little patience, ”said the former Vice President from the stage of the Wilmington Queen Theater late on Thursday afternoon.

“So I ask everyone to stay calm, everyone to stay calm. The process works. The count is complete and we will know very soon. & # 39;

In the same brief statement, the Democratic nominee assured supporters that he and his runner-up, Senator Kamala Harris, would come out on top.

"We are still very comfortable, the Senator and I, we continue to feel very good about the state of affairs," said Biden. "We have no doubt that Sen. Harris and I will be declared winners when the count is complete."

Trump's lead in Pennsylvania is slipping, and Biden is sneaking up on him in Georgia, while Biden stays ahead in Nevada and Arizona. It only takes Biden Pennsylvania to win, bringing him to 273 votes on the electoral college or Nevada and Arizona to 270 votes. In contrast, Trump would have to secure North Carolina, Arizona, and Pennsylvania to secure 271.

President Donald Trump has responded to Biden's tips in Arizona and Nevada and his successes in Pennsylvania and Georgia on Twitter, often all in capital cities. Several tweets have been flagged as misinformation by Twitter.

Trump broke his 36-hour silence Thursday evening – the first time since his statement at the White House after 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning when he claimed he had won – a claim that was almost immediately rejected by members of his own party.

Address to America: Joe Biden appeared with his running mate Kamala Harris at his side to plead for calm and patience with the number of votes

STATES STILL IN GAME

ARIZONA – 11 votes of the electoral college: votes are still counted, deadline for the result unclear

50.6% bid

48.54% TRUMP

Fox and the AP gave Biden to Arizona on Wednesday before dawn. On Wednesday afternoon officials said there were 600,000 votes left, suggesting they could be put back into the game.

The AP stands by his call, saying the outstanding votes are in Biden strongholds that will not return to Trump.

PENNSYLVANIA – 20 electoral college votes: Result expected Friday

49.7% TRUMP

49.0% offered

GEORGIA – 16 votes from the electoral college: The result is expected on Thursday

49.4% TRUMP

49.2% BID

NEVADA – 6 votes of the electoral college: Result expected Friday

49.4% bid

48.5% TRUMP

NORTH CAROLINA – 15 electoral college votes: Result expected sometime on Thursday

50.09% TRUMP

48.69% BIDEN

At a White House press conference Thursday night, Trump questioned the entire presidential election, claiming it was rigged from start to finish by a major conspiracy against him, in an extraordinary White House statement that cut off at least seven television channels.

In his 17-minute tirade, he claimed he was the victim of "big media, big money and big technology" who came together to commit "historic electoral sway" and give Joe Biden the presidency.

He claimed that if all "legal votes" were counted he would win the election, accusing the Democrats of "corruptly" stealing the contest by postal voting in a suddenly announced White House address that served as his tiny Pennsylvania poll results and Georgia kept slipping.

On the podium in the conference room, he read from a script and listed his complaints about Biden's "suppression polls" and "fraud" campaigns.

His briefing was abruptly interrupted by major networks such as NBC, ABC and MSNBC.

In a briefing Thursday, Biden did not mention Trump's name.

But he made a comment that was clearly aimed at Trump and his campaign team's legal efforts to stop the vote count and rhetorical efforts to question the legitimacy of the elections.

In America voting is sacred. This is how the people of this nation express their will. And it is the will of the voters, no one, nothing else, who elects the President of the United States of America, ”Biden said. "So every ballot has to be counted."

The previous Thursday, Biden was with the Queen to attend a COVID-19 and business briefing. He also performed at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, where he again told Americans to wait – but he would win.

The Delaware appearance was clearly intended to cast Biden as president and to paint a contrast to Trump.

The call for calm also spoke of increasing public order concerns.

In Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada, Trump supporters, some of whom are armed, have descended on the census of places.

There were arrests in New York after a protest against Biden, where every vote was counted, turned into violence.

The president launched an angry tweet calling for the count to stop early Thursday morning, then said his campaign would be sued in any state where Joe Biden had already been declared the winner.

The election result now depends on five states: Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Nevada, Arizona and Georgia had expected to end their counts Thursday, but then expectations changed.

The extraordinary focus on counting in individual states is unprecedented.

The paper-thin borders in every state mean that now every ballot counts towards the result. In a normal year, state results would have been quickly pulled up by television stations and the Associated Press, and the count continued quietly in the background.

No calls were made this time, however, as an unprecedented number of postal voting slips fueled record turnouts. Instead, it is official censuses that regularly take days or even weeks to be carried out, certified and declared that have become the focus of public attention.

In every state:

  • Nevada: 63,000 ballots remain to be counted, but late postal ballots still arrive and will be valid through Tuesday, November 10th. The result may not be known until Thursday, November 12th, when all preliminary ballot papers are decided afterwards through a validation process. & # 39; Biden is ahead with 11,500 votes.
  • Pennsylvania: The count stopped and restarted in Philadelphia when Trump's campaign sued for not being able to see the count and won their case first. And in Pittsburgh, 35,000 votes can only be legally counted on Friday. But the foreign minister hinted that a result could come Thursday and suggested
  • Arizona: The SeAccording to the Cretary of State, the count of 450,000 outstanding votes will not be completed until Friday, prolonging the excruciating wait for an election result after a night of chaos in which Biden's leadership has shrunk significantly and the state may come back into play for Trump. Biden is ahead in Arizona, but only with around 67,000 votes after his majority fell overnight. Of the 450,000 votes remaining, 300,000 are in Maricopa County, where Biden is two points ahead and where he is expected to win.
  • Georgia: The state has reached the last 50,000 ballots but has yet to say when this will be completed. And Friday is the deadline
  • North Carolina: There is no indication of when the result will be final.

The Associated Press awarded Biden 264 votes – including in Arizona, a state that not all news organizations have phoned and that argued in the Trump campaign that if all the votes are counted, they can win.

Nevada's six votes would get Biden to exactly 270 in the AP count – and give him the presidency.

Nevada released another tranche of votes Thursday, increasing Biden's lead to 12,000.

Georgia also released additional vote counts, which caused Trump's lead to drop to about 13,500 votes. The state has about 50,000 postal ballots left to count – along with preliminary ballot papers, military votes, and votes from Americans living abroad.

Trump faces a much higher hurdle to 270 with 214 votes. He would have to win all four remaining battlefield states: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada.

The Trump campaign expressed confidence that the president will receive a second term in the White House.

"By the end of tomorrow – Friday – it will be clear that President Trump and Vice President Pence will have another term in the White House," said the campaign's senior advisor, Jason Miller, at a press conference on Thursday morning.

The Biden campaign was similarly confident.

"Our data shows that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States," said Dillon.

As the count dragged on, Trump expressed confidence he will win the election but said his campaign will be suing in the battlefield states where Joe Biden won. This is a sign that his team is not confident that the voting numbers will be in his favor.

& # 39; All of the states recently claimed by Biden are being challenged by us for election fraud and election fraud. Lots of evidence – just check out the media. WE WILL WIN! America First !, '' Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning.

In addition, Trump has called for the nation to stop counting votes in the presidential election.

It also launched a flurry of litigation.

In Nevada, which could give Biden the presidency, should he win his six votes, he claimed that non-residents would be allowed to vote.

The Trump campaign had a legal victory Thursday in Pennsylvania when a judge ruled ballot observer watched officials count ballots within six feet. Representatives from both campaigns were in the room to watch the counts, but at a greater distance due to the coronavirus. A district judge approved the Trump campaign, but the Democrats appealed to the state Supreme Court.

The Biden campaign accused the Trump team of using the court system to delay the inevitable.

"What we are seeing with these lawsuits is that they are unfounded and nothing more than an attempt to distract and delay the inevitable – Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States," said campaign manager Jennifer O'Malley Dillon said Reporters Thursday morning.

“STOP THE COUNT!” Tweeted the president on Thursday as state officials continued their way through the legal votes. Trump has spent the past few days at the White House talking to advisers about the race.

President Trump's election campaigns are taking place in Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia as Joe Biden nears the 270 votes he needs to win the presidency

President Trump's election campaigns are taking place in Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia as Joe Biden nears the 270 votes he needs to win the presidency

If civil servants stop counting now and the elections are brought up to date, as the president seems to be demanding, Biden would win. The president needs to close voting gaps in Arizona and Nevada to win the election – in other words, he needs officials there to keep counting the ballots.

Trump later added this tweet: "EVERY VOTE THAT COMES AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!"

The president was likely referring to Pennsylvania, where officials count all postal ballot counts received through Friday as long as they are marked with election day. Trump is currently a leader in the state, but Biden is slowing down as the mail-in votes are counted. More Democrats than Republicans used the mail-in voting option.

However, he did not state the law as it exists. The state was in the process of counting ballots that were not received after election day. And the change to allow voting papers three days later was upheld by the Supreme Court in a ruling that the US Supreme Court upheld. The Trump camp could try to re-question the ballots later the day after the election.

Twitter warned several tweets from the president.

And the Trump campaign released a statement from the president to clarify his tweets: “IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I WILL JUST WIN THE VOTE! IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, YOU MAY STEAL THE VOTE FROM US! & # 39;

Complicating the situation in Pittsburgh is the approximately 30,000 outstanding ballot papers that resulted in a salesperson sending the wrong ballots to voters and having to reissue new ballots with the correct races.

Poll workers now have to check those ballots to make sure people don't vote twice. If you submitted the wrong ballot, you did not participate in races for which you are not eligible.

They cannot be legally counted until Friday when Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh sits, swears on a special panel to review those ballots as required by law.

Biden closed the gap with Trump in Pennsylvania as ballots are counted.

And in Chatham County, Georgia, where Savannah is located, a judge ruled against the Trump campaign's legal challenge to some postal ballot papers. The judge said officials had taken the right precautions to ensure that legal ballot papers were counted. Trump's lead in Georgia fell to less than 20,000 votes as more votes were released.

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The chaos hit the polling center in a major Arizona county Wednesday night after a large group of Trump supporters gathered outside to protest. Some carried guns to continue the vote

The chaos hit the polling center in a major Arizona county Wednesday night after a large group of Trump supporters gathered outside to protest. Some carried guns to continue the vote

Trump campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski speaks outside the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania amid lawsuits from the state's campaign

Trump campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski speaks outside the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania amid lawsuits from the state's campaign

NEVADA: Supporters of President Trump protest against the vote in Nevada in Clark County

NEVADA: Supporters of President Trump protest against the vote in Nevada in Clark County

MICHIGAN: Supporters of President Donald Trump chant slogans as they gather outside the room where postal ballot papers are counted for the 2020 general election

MICHIGAN: Supporters of President Donald Trump chant slogans as they gather outside the room where postal ballot papers are counted for the 2020 general election

A video from outside the counting center showed the angry crowd shouting that the vote would be suppressed

A video from outside the counting center showed the angry crowd shouting that the vote would be suppressed

As President Trump brings unfounded charges of election fraud, pro-Trump protesters have appeared at polling centers in Nevada, Arizona and Detroit demanding that all votes be counted.

The results of the election remain unclear, but Biden is only inches away from victory as the postal ballot papers are counted.

Trump has falsely claimed that these votes are ineligible because they are counted after the election. Votes were legally cast before election day, but mail-in ballots take longer to count as they need to be checked against the electoral roll to confirm that it is a legal vote from a registered voter – just like if someone did Whoever votes in person must confirm their identity with an election officer prior to receiving a vote.

In Arizona, Biden led Trump in the state with 68,400 votes or less than three points after 62,000 votes in Maricopa County, which also includes Phoenix, were added to the list early Thursday morning. Trump faces a difficult task, however, as most of the standout votes come from democratic areas of the state: Pima, Coconino and Santa Cruz counties.

Further results from Arizona will be released on Thursday evening.

Trump took legal action on Wednesday in Michigan and Wisconsin – two states that were awarded to Biden. As officials count the ballots, tensions have risen across the country.

In Arizona, armed pro-Trump protesters climbed into a counting center in Maricopa County overnight after Biden's lead was reduced from 200,000 votes to just 68,000 when votes continued to be counted.

They faced police and security in front of the counting center and sang that every vote should be counted with the result on the balance sheet. At least one person got in and forced the center to close with detained staff.

Amid the ongoing uncertainty;

  • Trump protesters came to counting centers in both Michigan and Arizona – demanding that vote counting be stopped in the former state and resumed in the latter
  • Trump also launched a series of lawsuits to try to shift the outcome in his favor while making unsubstantiated claims of election fraud on Twitter
  • In Wisconsin, Trump is suing for a recount – which is expected to continue as the result is within 1 percent of the votes cast but is not expected to exceed Biden's 20,000-vote margin
  • In Michigan, he claims his election observers were not given proper access to the census and is suing for the census to be stopped until they are allowed access
  • Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, and Trump's son Eric held a rally in Pennsylvania leading the president's legal action there
  • In Georgia, he claims a GOP poll observer saw 53 late postal ballot papers added to a pile

Video footage from outside the Maricopa counting center on Wednesday showed the angry crowd yelling and singing that the vote was suppressed and the election unfair.

Some raged over a rumor spread throughout the day by right-wing social media accounts that some Trump supporters' ballots were being ignored because they were filled with a sharpie.

On Thursday morning, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said she did not understand what the protesters were trying to achieve.

“I don't understand what these protesters are interested in. We'll keep counting the ballots.

“If you support the president, you should want us to keep counting. I just don't know what their goal is.

“They absolutely don't interfere with what we're doing,” she said during an interview with Good Morning America.

There is no evidence that any vote cast does not count for either county or state.

Several members of the AZ Patriots group successfully managed to break into the building, one wearing a military vest, where they argued that the pens in the count had been changed to sharpies before being thrown out of the building.

Media crews were escorted out of the center around 12:30 p.m., and some staff were ushered out of the building at the end of their shift when the shouts of the crowd grew louder. There were no reports of violence, although several members of the press said it was threatened.

Inside, the count continued, with the center promising it would continue until the night's last update.

Meanwhile, Trump protesters in Michigan also surrounded a polling center in Detroit, calling for the count to stop when the state was declared for Biden.

Republicans have also filed a lawsuit in Michigan demanding that all votes be counted because Trump's people are not giving proper access to the election pages and cannot monitor the counting process to make sure it is fair.

In Georgia, the lawsuit alleges that a GOP poll observer saw 53 late postal ballot papers added to a stack in Chatham County.

And in Wisconsin, the campaign is calling for a recount, even though Biden won by more than 20,000 votes, around 0.6 percent of the vote.

The number falls under the state's recount rules, which allow anything within a one-point range to qualify for a recount.

In Nevada it is The Trump team claims that Nevada voted tens of thousands who are no longer based in the state.

However, a group that included former director of the National Intelligence Service, Ric Grenell, who announced the lawsuit, did not provide evidence of a large-scale violation.

In Pennsylvania, where an outcome is unlikely before Friday, Rudy Giuliani – Trump's personal attorney – and Trump's son Eric came to lead "critical legal action" in the state.

The Trump campaign has announced that it will be embroiled in a Supreme Court case challenging the state right to allow postal ballot papers to arrive up to three days after election day.

Trump deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said the campaign would sue to prevent "Democratic election officials from hiding ballot counting and processing from GOP election observers."

He claimed that Republican observers in Philadelphia were ordered to stand 25 meters from counting staff, making it impossible to watch.

ARIZONA: The Maricopa County Center in Phoenix was forced to approach the public and imprison election workers when supporters of the president surrounded the building and sang "Count the Vote."

ARIZONA: The Maricopa County Center in Phoenix was forced to approach the public and imprison election workers when supporters of the president surrounded the building and sang "Count the Vote."

NEW YORK: Anti-Trump protesters kneel on the street in Manhattan after an uncertain election November 3rd

NEW YORK: Anti-Trump protesters kneel on the street in Manhattan after an uncertain election November 3rd

MINNESOTA: Protesters take to the streets of Minneapolis after the election to an anti-Trump rally

MINNESOTA: Protesters take to the streets of Minneapolis after the election to an anti-Trump rally

CALIFORNIA: A man raises his fist during a protest in Los Angeles as uncertainty about the election result persists

CALIFORNIA: A man raises his fist during a protest in Los Angeles as uncertainty about the election result persists

SEATTLE: A protester sets fire to an American flag during a demonstration in Seattle Wednesday

SEATTLE: A protester sets fire to an American flag during a demonstration in Seattle Wednesday

ILLINOIS: Protester Brittany Bysina holds a sign as protesters march through central Chicago on Wednesday evening

ILLINOIS: Protester Brittany Bysina holds a sign as protesters march through central Chicago on Wednesday evening

PENNSYLVANIA: Protesters including one with a Black Lives Matter flag march past Independence Hall in Philadelphia demanding that all votes be counted on Wednesday

PENNSYLVANIA: Protesters, including one with a Black Lives Matter flag, march past Independence Hall in Philadelphia, demanding that all votes be counted on Wednesday

Joe Biden almost claimed election victory on Wednesday afternoon when he said he was "confident" that he would win the White House after taking Michigan and Wisconsin. He is pictured by his side with his run mate Kamala Harris

Joe Biden almost claimed election victory on Wednesday afternoon when he said he was "confident" that he would win the White House after taking Michigan and Wisconsin. He is pictured by his side with his run mate Kamala Harris

Donald Trump declared election victory at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday - the last time he was seen publicly - although many of the votes were still counted. He has vowed to go to the Supreme Court to challenge what he previously called "fraud"

Donald Trump declared election victory at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday – the last time he was seen publicly – although many of the votes were still counted. He has vowed to go to the Supreme Court to challenge what he previously called "fraud"

And like in Michigan, the Trump campaign is suing to stop counting votes until "meaningful transparency" is guaranteed.

Trump has also accused Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar of unilaterally extending the deadline for unilaterally extending mail-in voters who were missing their voter ID.

At a press conference in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, Giuliani and Eric claimed that the president had won the state even though around a million postal ballots remained to be counted.

Like Trump himself, neither man has presented a legal argument in favor of victory or evidence of election fraud, but still claimed to have cheated.

"They're trying to cheat, they're trying to cheat," Eric Trump said repeatedly of the Democrats.

Giuliani complained for a few minutes about postal ballot papers which he claimed could be forged without evidence.

"This is more than anything I've ever seen before," he said. “Do you think we are stupid? Do you think we are fools?

"You know something, Democrats think you're stupid," added Giuliani. “And they think you're an idiot. This is why one is called "unfortunate" and "sucker".

Supporters of US President Trump gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa Election Department office

Supporters of US President Trump gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa Election Department office

Protesters claimed the election was unfair after debunked rumors were spread by right-wing social media accounts

Protesters claimed the election was unfair after debunked rumors were spread by right-wing social media accounts

Angry protesters entered the Phoenix center, where the majority of the remaining votes are still to be counted

Angry protesters entered central Phoenix, where the majority of the remaining votes are still to be counted

The legal remedies Republicans use to challenge election results

Michigan – Stop the vote counting and check the ballot papers

Called for Biden with 99 percent of the counted ballots

Donald Trump filed a lawsuit yesterday in the battlefield state of Michigan to stop counting votes and review the ballots that were counted.

Campaign manager Bill Stepien said Republicans were not given "meaningful access to numerous counting locations to watch ballot opening and the counting process."

He claims this is against state law.

Georgia – secure and allow for late postal ballot papers

Too early to call. Trump is 0.5 points ahead with 98 percent of the ballots counted

President Trump and the Republican Party of Georgia have filed a lawsuit against election officials in Chatham County asking a judge to order the late and settlement of all late ballot papers.

It was filed after a Republican observer claimed to have seen mail-in ballot papers received after the 7:00 p.m. deadline, which was added to a batch of legitimate votes to be counted.

Sean Pumphry, a registered GOP election observer, said he saw 53 unprocessed ballots being processed.

Wisconsin – tell the ballot

Called for Biden with 99 percent of the counted ballots

The Trump campaign last night announced that it would call for a ballot recount in Wisconsin after an extremely close race.

Biden could only book one victory in the state and led Trump with only 0.53 percent of the vote.

Wisconsin law allows campaigns to pay a recount if the loss is less than 1 percent.

Pennsylvania – Multiple Legal Challenges

I won't know until Friday. With 89 percent of the counted ballot papers three points ahead

Supreme Court

The Trump campaign yesterday said it was embroiled in a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court about whether late postal ballot counts can be counted.

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar ruled that ballots arriving up to three days late could be counted, which is currently being contested by the state's Republicans.

Trump's lawyers are now planning to intervene in this case.

Stop counting until transparency is guaranteed

As in Georgia, he also said Trump would sue to prevent "Democratic election officials from hiding ballot counting and processing from GOP election observers."

He claimed that Republican observers in Philadelphia were ordered to stand 25 meters from counting staff, making it impossible to watch.

And like in Michigan, the Trump campaign is suing to stop counting votes until "meaningful transparency" is guaranteed.

Voter ID Challenge

Trump has accused Pennsylvania's Secretary of State, Kathy Boockvar, of unilaterally extending the deadline for mail-in voters who were missing ID cards to produce evidence.

According to state law, first-time mail-in and out-of-office voters must present identification.

"We'll stay with that. We will win this election. We actually won it.

"It's all about counting the votes fairly."

Giuliani complained that the postal vote could have come from Mars or Canada – or just a person who cast 100,000 votes.

"@Maricopacounty's electoral department staff will continue our job of conducting elections in the county's second largest electoral district," the department tweeted.

& # 39; We will publish the results again this evening as planned. We thank the @mcsoaz for their work so we can get ours done. & # 39;

Among the protesters was local Congressman Paul Gosar, who along with the crowd complained about the fact that votes were not counted. He blew up the Arizona Secretary of State as a "joke" and prayed before requesting an update of the balance sheet.

"Some shady things happen in Arizona …" he tweeted earlier in the day.

Gosar made the allegation after Fox News was outraged over its decision to call the state's eleven seats on the state electoral college for Biden before midnight on election night. The Associated Press has since named a Biden win as well, but the New York Times and CNN are among major news organizations that believe the race is still there for both candidates.

On Wednesday night, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis railed against the decision to call Arizona, saying Fox should overturn the decision immediately.

& # 39; Trump wins in Arizona. It's probably 500,000 … ”DeSantis said during an interview with Fox. “Here's my thing, if you're quick on the trigger, then be quick on the trigger for both sides and stand by it. They never want to call the state with Trump. Biden, you will do it right away. It's inconsistent and unacceptable. Look, North Carolina should definitely be called for the president. Arizona – Fox should withdraw this call. & # 39;

"We have to get this right," DeSantis continued. “I thought it was really bad how it was done. Florida, we didn't even need the panhandle. The president was so high up with the Miami-Dade (county) base at the start of the postal vote that there was no way he would lose to Florida here and win with 400,000 votes. & # 39;

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver, who was himself criticized for extremely inaccurate survey data, also said Fox and the Associated Press should withdraw the projection.

Fox's Arizona call was the first of the states to appear to have switched from red to blue, which if correct, meant a huge loss to the Trump campaign in this must-win state.

However, the Trump campaign has argued that the vote has not yet ended, rejected the call and predicted that the president will eventually win by around 30,000 votes once all the ballots are counted.

They also said they were considering contesting the result but did not state what action they would take after calling for a recount in Wisconsin and filing vote counting lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia.

"@FoxNews is a complete outlier when it comes to calling Arizona, and other media outlets shouldn't follow suit," said senior Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller on Tuesday evening.

"There are still 1M + votes waiting to be counted on Election Day. We pushed our people to vote on Election Day, but now Fox News is trying to invalidate their votes!"

& # 39; We believe that over 2/3 of these outstanding voters will be for Trump on election day. I can't believe Fox was so intent on pulling the trigger here after taking so long to call Florida. Wow, ”he went on.

"Withdraw AZ!" added Republican National Committee spokeswoman Liz Harrington.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, also pushed back the Fox News result, calling it "far too early" to declare Biden the winner in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

& # 39; Votes on Election Day are not fully reported and we haven't even started counting early ballots that were cast in the polls. In AZ we protected election day. Let's count the votes – all the votes – before we make statements. & # 39;

Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Pennsylvania about legal challenges with the vote counting after the president filed a lawsuit despite one million votes not being counted

Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Pennsylvania about legal challenges with the vote counting after the president filed a lawsuit despite one million votes not being counted

Trump's daughter-in-law Lara listens to Giuliani and her husband Eric talking on Wednesday

Trump's daughter-in-law Lara listens to Giuliani and her husband Eric talking on Wednesday

Giuliani claimed Trump won Pennsylvania even though the votes had yet to be counted

Giuliani claimed Trump won Pennsylvania even though the votes had yet to be counted

Arizona officials expose #SharpieGate's conspiracy

Social media users falsely claim that Arizona ballots are invalid because they were filled in with Sharpie markers – but officials have been quick to quell rumors that say they are still valid.

#SharpieGate hit social media on Wednesday when supporters of Donald Trump suggested that election officials in Maricopa County provide voters with the felt-tip pens to disrupt their ballots.

Some people claimed they were targeted because they wanted to vote for Trump.

Trump is famous for using the Sharpie permanent marker.

However, Arizona election officials said voting with a sharpie would not affect the votes recorded by tabulation machines, and if there was a problem there would be a process that would prevent the ballots from being canceled.

The Arizona Republican attorney general said on Wednesday it is investigating complaints from Maricopa County voters about the Sharpie fiasco.

Trump himself was furious about the call and reportedly called Rupert Murdoch angrily on Tuesday night.

A source told Vanity Fair that Trump called Murdoch, who owns Fox, "to yell over the call and demand a revocation."

The 89-year-old media mogul refused to order his staff to withdraw the call in Arizona.

Even within Fox, the announcement in Arizona is said to have angered employees, reports Vanity Fair.

"We called it long before MSNBC!" An outraged employee on the opinion page told the magazine.

"We were so concerned about being seen as pro-Trump that we leaned backwards."

And on the air, the hosts questioned the decision switch for the call.

"The Trump campaign is, how shall I put it, angry about the phone call to Arizona," Fox White House correspondent John Roberts reported Wednesday morning at 12:20 pm.

& # 39; In all honesty, there have been public calls to Fox to withdraw that call. I'll leave that to the decision-making switch, but that's what the Trump campaign says. & # 39;

Yet those behind the decision defended the call, claiming they were right to call the Race for Biden when they did so.

"We're four standard deviations from injustice," said Arnon Mishkin, director of the Fox News Decision Desk, of the network's statistical model. "And I'm sorry, we're not wrong on this particular case."

He also admitted that there were still pending votes in the state but, according to Politico, these were mainly in areas where Biden was performing well.

"I'm sorry, the president will not be able to win enough votes to eliminate that seven-point lead," added Mishkin.

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa Election Department office

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather to protest the election results at the office of the Maricopa Election Department

At some point the group began to pray for the outcome of the election

At some point the group began to pray for the outcome of the election

Right now, Biden needs both Arizona and Nevada to win the presidency

As it stands, Biden needs both Arizona and Nevada to win the presidency

HOW TRUMP WON MORE VOTES WITH BLACK MEN

Donald Trump stepped up his support among black and Hispanic voters in an effort to win multiple states and keep his re-election bid alive.

Quit polls conducted by Edison Research show the president received 12 percent of the black votes nationally, up 6 percent since 2016.

Joe Biden garnered an overwhelming 87 percent of the black vote, despite being 4 percent lower than Hillary Clinton in the population.

Trump also increased his share of the vote among Hispanics and Latinos by 4 percent, 32 percent versus Biden's 66 percent.

The president has previously claimed to be the "least racist person" in the face of criticism allegations.

Ethnic support for the president is even higher than exit polls suggest, as a "shy Trump" factor brought pollsters to their knees ahead of the election.

The president also denied claims that its base was largely uneducated, gaining 42 percent of college graduates.

Trump's increased support among ethnic minorities resulted in a critical victory in Florida, his adopted home state, where the Democrats launched a powerful attack to turn the state around.

The Sunshine State has always returned paper-thin margins, and without it, Trump's path to the White House would have been as good as gone.

The Democrats have focused on Trump's victory, accusing Biden of failing to woo the states' Latino voters, especially the Cubans.

When the results showed Florida is breaking for Trump, Democratic Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "I won't say much about tonight's results as they are evolving and ongoing, but I will say we sounded the alarm over dem vulnerabilities with latinos for a long long time. & # 39;

Trump and the Republicans beat Biden for months with claims that he was a "socialist" and that the Democratic Party's "radical left" surrendered.

The attacks brought additional firepower, with Cuban and Venezuelan Americans associating the labels with authoritarian and corrupt Latin American leaders.

Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt also defended the on-air ruling that the remaining postal ballots would sway sharply in Biden's favor. & # 39;

The Associated Press said they called for the same reasons. Trump captured Arizona in 2016 with a margin of 3.5 percent.

A Biden win in the state would make him the first Democrat since Bill Clinton, who won Arizona in 1996.

Much of the Arizona result, however, depends on Maricopa County, which Trump won four years ago with 49 percent of the vote for Hillary Clinton's 46 percent.

Officials say there are still between 428,000 and 446,000 ballots to count in the county, including 248,000 postal ballots returned in the three days leading up to the election.

They also include between 160,000 and 180,000 postal ballot papers returned on election day and 18,000 preliminary ballot papers, according to the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.

Trump can challenge the validity of the mail-in ballot as in other states.

Trump captured Arizona in 2016 with a margin of 3.5 percent. A Biden win in the state would make him the first Democrat since Bill Clinton, who won Arizona in 1996.

Much of the Arizona result, however, depends on Maricopa County, which Trump won four years ago with 49 percent of the vote for Hillary Clinton's 46 percent.

Officials say there are still between 428,000 and 446,000 ballots to count in the county, including 248,000 postal ballots returned in the three days leading up to the election.

They also include between 160,000 and 180,000 postal ballot papers returned on election day and 18,000 preliminary ballot papers, according to the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.

Trump can challenge the validity of the mail-in ballot as in other states.

False stories circulated on right-wing social media reports on Tuesday that the votes cast for Trump in Maricopa County were not counted because voters were using Sharpie pens.

The allegations, described as "sharp" by conservatives on social media, could be used to try to undermine election results in the historically republican state.

District officials tried to inform voters that Sharpies did not interfere with the ballot papers.

However, a lawsuit was filed on Wednesday on behalf of several voters alleging that the use of a permanent Sharpie marker at polling stations across the county had disenfranchised voters.

Attorney Alexander Kolodin represents an Arizona woman named Laurie Aguilera by 12 News and ten other unidentified voters in the state.

The plaintiff completed her vote with the Sharpie provided. When she was finished, she noticed that the ink was perfused, ”says the suit. It goes on to say that the machine did not read Aguilera's ballot and that those poll workers would not have provided her with a second ballot or duplicate ballot if the ballot had not been read. She believes her vote was not counted.

"I should just know that if I put my ballot in the machine and if I follow the instructions, it will be counted and it will be counted perfectly," said Kolodin on Wednesday evening.

Elsewhere, the Republican Party itself has filed lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia and requested a recount in Wisconsin. She claimed that fake postal ballot papers were made for Biden to present him with the victory.

The fraud allegations sparked protests in Detroit where the vote was halted.

Back in Arizona, it was revealed earlier Wednesday that a data feed informing media organizations of the state's voting results falsely showed that 98 percent of Wednesday morning's votes had been counted for a period of time, further making the early views skeptical.

In fact, only 86 percent had been counted at this point, so hundreds of thousands more votes remained to be considered.

The data from Edison Research incorrectly showed the percentage of votes counted for a short period of time before being corrected, according to The Hill.

The bug was spotted by Patrick LaForge, editor of the New York Times, whose publication has shown a Biden lead all Wednesday but doesn't think his victory is any longer certain.

"The Edison Research data feed (used by @nytimes and other news organizations) found an error in the Arizona results. 86 percent of the ballots were counted, not 98 percent," LaForge wrote.

State officials have provided no indication of when the final Arizona results will be available.

Trump files new lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia after Biden won in Wisconsin and Michigan to get 264 votes and says he is confident of taking over the White House

Democrat Joe Biden was nearing a possible surprise in Georgia – and a victory in the White House – that was within a point of President Donald Trump on Wednesday night in the traditionally red state.

As the race narrowed, Trump's campaign announced they had filed a lawsuit in the state alleging a GOP poll observer saw 53 late-absent ballots added to a pile in Chatham County, where Savannah is – a democratically oriented urban center – is located.

"We will not allow Democratic electoral officials to steal President Trump's election with late, illegal votes," said deputy campaign manager Justin Clark.

More sums from Georgia are expected on Wednesday evening. Trump held 49.9 percent of the vote, while Biden had 48.9 percent and the President had about 46,000 votes in front of him.

The Georgia lawsuit was only the last in a series of legal maneuvers Trump's campaign waged on Wednesday as his path to re-election tightened – and when the president made unsubstantiated claims of fraud on Twitter.

On Wednesday afternoon, Biden almost declared he would win the election as Wisconsin and Michigan were called in his favor.

With Michigan – and with Arizona being called to Biden by some networks – the former vice president was only 6 votes away from the 270 votes he would need to claim the White House.

Trump's campaign announced they had filed a lawsuit in the state alleging a GOP poll observer saw 53 ballot papers in a pile in Chatham County, where Savannah - a democratically-minded urban center - is located were filed

Pictured: votes are counted in Chatham County

Trump's campaign announced they had filed a lawsuit in the state alleging a GOP poll observer saw 53 belated postal ballots added to a pile in Chatham County, home of Savannah – a democratically-minded urban center – is located. Pictured: votes are counted in Chatham County

Poll workers count Fulton County's ballots at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4th

Poll workers count Fulton County's ballots at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4th

If he can get any of the four remaining states to lean forward – Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, or Pennsylvania – he will win.

Trump will only win a second term if all four go his own way. Trump received around 76,000 votes in North Carolina.

As the day went on, his lead in Pennsylvania narrowed. It was about 212,000 votes by 8pm. Wednesday night. Outstanding ballots in Keystone State came and mailed from Democratic areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which also benefited Biden.

Biden led Nevada by a narrow margin – 7,647 – but more votes need to be counted there.

Another drop is expected at 12 noon. EST Thursday.

This means that America is nearing an election result but has no election result almost 24 hours after the first elections are over as voter turnout is at record levels, slowing down the counting process.

The president is calling for a recount in Wisconsin and has filed lawsuits in Michigan and Pennsylvania to stop the count. He claims his people should not have been monitoring the process and making sure that it was being carried out fairly.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Biden was not concerned about Trump's recent efforts to push back the likelihood of a second term.

“After a long night of counting, it is clear that we are winning enough states to win the presidency. I'm not here to declare we won, but I'm here to report that when the count is over, we believe we will be the winners.

& # 39; We won Wisconsin by 20,000 votes. In Michigan we're leading with over 35,000 votes and it's growing. We have a much larger margin than Trump won in Michigan in 2016.

& # 39; Michigan will complete its voting soon. I feel very good about Pennsylvania. Virtually all of the remaining ballot papers to be counted are cast in the mail, and we won 78% of the votes by mail in PA.

& # 39; We flipped Arizona and the 2nd Ward in Nebraska. We won the majority of Americans and every clue is that the majority will grow.

& # 39; Senator Harris and I are well on our way to garnering more votes than any ticket in this country's history – over 70 million votes. I am very proud of our campaign, ”he said.

& # 39; Only three presidential campaigns in the past have defeated the incumbent president. When it's done, God willing, we'll be fourth. This is a great achievement. & # 39;

Biden said that after the election he would help lower the temperature and unite the country, although he is not naive about how deep and harsh the opposing views are.

"To make progress we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies," said Biden.

"What brings us together as Americans is so much stronger than anything that can tear us apart."

At the end of his speech he declared: "Now every vote has to be counted."

"Nobody will take our democracy away from us – not now, never," he added, a statement clearly aimed at Trump.

Trump supporters chanting "Stop the Vote" storm the Detroit counting hall while the President sued Michigan for "not providing meaningful access."

Donald Trump supporters chanting "Stop the Vote" stormed a counting hall in Detroit Wednesday afternoon when the President sued Michigan for failing to provide "meaningful access" to counting locations and Joe Biden won the all-important swing state.

The downtown Detroit TCF center boarded up its windows and closed its doors after hundreds of election observers descended on the building while it was voting.

Angry Trump fans knocked on the windows of the postal voting center shouting "stop the count" as fearful security forces refused to allow more election observers to enter the counting room.

The banners of the democratic counter-protesters also displayed the banners "Count every vote" and insisted that every vote in the state be counted.

Hundreds of challengers showed up at the center on Wednesday in response to the president's claims that the GOP should have access to counting locations.

Democratic election observers also revealed when both sides viewed Michigan as one of the states where the White House could potentially be won or lost.

GOP survey challengers respond after being asked to leave the company due to space capacity at the TCF Center in Detroit

GOP survey challengers respond after being asked to leave the company due to space capacity at the TCF Center in Detroit

Election challengers wait outside after an election official closes the door to the central counting board

Election challengers wait outside after an election official closes the door to the central counting board

Election challengers look over the shoulders of volunteers as they watch postal ballot papers processed

Election challengers look over the shoulders of volunteers as they watch postal ballot papers processed

Detroit police escort an election worker after he refused to leave the TCF center due to lack of space

Detroit police escort an election worker after he refused to leave the TCF center due to lack of space

Protesters wanting to count every vote from the 2020 presidential election march down Woodward Avenue on November 4th

Protesters wanting to count every vote from the 2020 presidential election march down Woodward Avenue on November 4th

A protester wanting every vote to be counted in the 2020 presidential election carries a sign as he marches down Woodward Avenue in November

A protester wanting every vote to be counted in the 2020 presidential election carries a sign as he marches down Woodward Avenue in November

The scene grew hotter and the authorities stopped more election observers to enter the counting center. They said maximum capacity was reached when Biden was one step ahead by 0.7 percent and 99 percent of the vote that afternoon.

Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit to stop the counting of ballots in Michigan until they were given "meaningful access" to the counting locations.

Soon after, the state was called in favor of Biden, marking a decisive victory for the Democrat.

Election officials closed the doors on Wednesday afternoon to anyone else wanting to oversee the voting process while volunteers counted the final numbers with dozens of voters peering over their shoulders.

More than 100 demonstrators had come to the center when Biden took the lead on Wednesday afternoon and joined the more than 200 on site.

"We have exceeded the number of challengers," an election worker told more than two dozen people who showed up at 1:00 pm. Detroit Free Press reported to oversee the process.

"We are currently not admitting any further challengers."

At one point, Detroit police escorted a challenger from the center after he refused to leave the center due to lack of space.

The footage on social media also showed another intense confrontation between the police and a challenger.

Representative Rashida Talib (right) joins protesters who want every vote to be counted in the 2020 presidential election

Representative Rashida Talib (right) joins protesters who want every vote to be counted in the 2020 presidential election

Election challengers watch ballot papers count on the central counting board in Detroit as tensions mount

Election challengers watch ballot papers count on the central counting board in Detroit as tensions mount

The challengers gathered at the center on Wednesday afternoon as the state counted the final votes

The challengers gathered at the center on Wednesday afternoon as the state counted the final votes

The challengers check in to watch the postal vote as it goes through the central counting board

The challengers check in to watch the postal vote as it goes through the central counting board

Earlier in the day, election observers had quietly checked in near the entrance to the convention center hall and strolled between the tables where the voting took place.

But the courtesy later wore off when more people arrived and learned that the room was full.

Both Republicans and Democrats are allowed to complete 134 challenges each to oversee the voting process.

It's not clear how many challengers are currently on each side.

Republican challenger Timothy Griffin, a Virginia attorney, told the Free Press that he joined the TCF Tuesday night because the voting system was "not fair".

"This whole thing is under suspicion," he said. & # 39; It is not the same. It's just not fair. & # 39;

On the other hand, Democratic challenger Liz Linkewitz of Harrison Township said she was there to make sure that Americans were allowed to vote.

"I just want to make sure all the votes in Michigan are counted," she said. "This choice, as Joe Biden says, is for the soul of our country."

In front of the counting room, protesters carried banners reading "Every Vote Count" and marched down Woodward Avenue.

Representative Rashida Talib – a Democrat and the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan legislature – joined the Democrats on the march demanding that all votes in the state be counted.

The Trump campaign said it filed the lawsuit against Michigan, claiming it was denied access to the count.

The campaign did not immediately release a copy of the lawsuit and it was not clear which areas they were denied access to.

Robert Cahaly, chief poll participant at Trafalgar Group, says polls get it wrong because people fear that if they admit to being conservative, they will be canceled

Trafalgar Group's chief poll taker Robert Cahaly has insisted that big polls are wrong because people are afraid of being canceled if they reveal they are voting for Donald Trump

Trafalgar Group's chief pollster Robert Cahaly has insisted that big polls are wrong because people are scared that if they reveal they are voting for Donald Trump they will be canceled

Trafalgar Group's chief pollster Robert Cahaly has insisted that big polls are wrong because people are afraid that if they reveal they are voting for Donald Trump they will be canceled.

Cahaly, whose electoral bureau correctly predicted a Republican victory in 2016, explained what happened after Sean Hannity listed polls that were "dead wrong".

The pollster told the Fox News host, “I think they haven't adjusted. They talked about how they adjusted the model, but they really didn't.

“They didn't make a shelter where people just wouldn't want to share their information – they'd hesitate to say how they felt. And in this day and age when people are shamed and rejected for their political views and all this nonsense, people just want to play their cards close to their chests. & # 39;

Tucker Carlson also addressed the pollsters issue on his show, asking why experts who said there was no way Trump could win in 2016 are still appearing on television.

"Es liegt hauptsächlich daran, dass sie ein Publikum von Menschen anziehen, denen es genauso geht wie ihnen", gab Hume zurück und nickte Carlson zu.

Er fügte hinzu: „Bias macht die Leute dumm. Und wenn Sie sich selbst nicht anerkennen und Ihre Vorurteile besitzen, werden Sie immer wieder dumm. & # 39;

Zum Thema Meinungsforscher fügte Hume hinzu: „Meinungsforscher sind in den Köpfen der Menschen mit den Medien verbunden, und die Menschen vertrauen den Medien nicht … und dies hat zur Folge, dass die Menschen nicht wirklich mit ihnen sprechen.

»Dieses Fiasko mit den Umfragen letzte Nacht … wir sprechen von katastrophalen, kolossalen Fehlern. Die Wahlbranche muss ihre Methoden wirklich überdenken. & # 39;

Cahaly fügte hinzu: „Man muss einen Weg finden, um das zu umgehen und zu den richtigen Antworten zu gelangen, und man muss Vertrauen aufbauen und Anonymität erlangen, und sie haben es einfach nicht herausgefunden.

'Sie sagten, sie hätten sich angepasst. Aber wir haben 2018 in Florida gesehen, dass sie auch dort alles falsch verstanden haben und wir haben es richtig verstanden. Ich war also nicht sehr überrascht. & # 39;

Im Jahr 2020 haben sich Meinungsforscher bei den US-Präsidentschaftswahlen erneut als falsch erwiesen, vier Jahre nachdem Hillary Clinton allgemein als Sieger und Verlierer vorausgesagt wurde.

Umfragen, die diesmal kurz vor dem Wahltag stattfanden, gaben Joe Biden einen durchschnittlichen Vorsprung von zehn Punkten auf nationaler Ebene und einen engeren Vorsprung in Swing-Staaten, die am Tag selbst so gut wie verflogen waren.

Laut Umfragen soll Biden Donald Trump landesweit um 52 bis 42 Prozent führen.

Tatsächlich hat Biden rund 50 Prozent und Trump 48 Prozent übernommen, und viele Stimmzettel müssen noch gezählt werden.

Zu den ungenauesten Umfragen in den Bundesstaaten gehörte eine Umfrage der ABC-Washington Post, die Biden in Wisconsin einen Vorsprung von 17 Punkten einbrachte. Tatsächlich gewann Biden den Staat mit nur 49,5 Prozent auf Trumps 48,9 Prozent.

Währenddessen gab eine Quinnipac-Umfrage Biden einen Vorsprung von fünf Punkten vor Trump in Florida und vier Punkten Vorsprung in Ohio. Am Ende gewann Trump beide – mit drei bzw. acht Punkten.

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