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Media call election for Biden


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at a rally on Saturday in Wilmington, Del. Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Harnik

Media call election for Biden

With tens of thousands of outstanding mail-in ballots waiting to be counted, Joe Biden held a victory rally in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday night. After news outlets declared him the winner of Pennsylvania, Nevada, and the Electoral College vote, he claimed the title of president-elect in a speech in which he referenced Ecclesiastes 3 and proclaimed a national “time to heal.”

Is it really over? Biden led the presidential race in Pennsylvania by 37,355 votes on Saturday night. Mailed ballots have overwhelmingly favored the former vice president in the state, so most major news outlets assumed Biden’s lead would widen as the count finished, giving him the state’s 20 Electoral College votes and enough to cross the 270-vote threshold to win the presidency. As of Saturday, Biden’s margin in Pennsylvania hovered at .55 percent—just above the .5 percent that would trigger an automatic recount under state law. He also pulled ahead in Nevada by 27,530 votes. Recounts, lawsuits, or both loom in Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—and North Carolina still has not announced its official results. “The simple fact is this election is far from over,” Trump said in a statement on Saturday.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about how Biden underperformed with Latino voters.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas.

@lmlangdon

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NEWS2ME

Hannah,

I agree with you.

If 1-4 doesn't happen, and we know most went awry during the election process, then we are no better than any other country.

Our press always accused other countries of corrupt elections, when we should have been checking our own corrupt election processes. What ever happened to investigative reporting? During Obama's reign, he had many reporters fired for investigative reporting when it was about him. Does that sound like gov't control? Oh yeah. (He is definitely a Chicago thug. Why doesn't Obama live in Chicago?)

SleeperSRT10

Since when has the media said something true regarding President Trump?  Who are they to call the election anyway? 

I will continue to pray for the truth.  No matter what, God is in controll.

Steve SoCal

The media have called the last two elections for whoever was against Donald Trump for the last 5 years.  His whole (first?) term in office, in spite of many good accomplishments, was soured by the bitterness of the leftist media joining the progressive left in pushing any anti-Trump narrative, or even flat lies, that they could latch onto or simply manufacture. 

If our country keeps moving their direction, we will end up being no better than any other corrupt country with a heavy-handed government and its bureacracy telling us all how to live and what to believe, and taxing us to pay for their power.  That's the Democrat dream.  Other than the elites who will benefit, their voters may not truly understand what they're throwing away.  People flee to America because it's special and relatively free, not because it's just like the rest of the world.

NQU7880

I'm glad the results are finally in. The lawsuits that will ensue, along with the baseless and deceptive allegations of large-scale fraud that the President and people in media have made in order to rile up distrust and anger, represent the death rattle of an extremely self-absorbed and truth-averse President, but they won't change the votes. Thanks to World for your pursuit of truth and your helpful reporting throughout. God bless.