Outrage exploded online late on Tuesday night after Fox News called the presidential race in Arizona for Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, a call that many believed was too early and ultimately led to a replies from the state’s governor.
Governor Doug Ducey, without specifically identifying the network, responded to the call that Biden had won the state, which had not been reported yet by the other networks.
” It’s far too early to call the election in Arizona ,” Ducey wrote.” Election Day votes are not fully reported, and we haven’t even started to count early ballots plunged off at the polls. In AZ, we protected Election Day. Let’s count the votes — all the votes — before building statements .”
It’s far too early to call the election in Arizona. Election Day votes are not fully reported, and we haven’t even started to count early ballots plunged off at the polls. In AZ, we protected Election Day. Let’s count the votes — all the votes — before establishing declarations.
— Doug Ducey (@ dougducey) November 4, 2020
Senior Trump campaign official Jason Miller wrote on Twitter:” Fox News is a complete outlier in calling Arizona, and other media outlets should not follow suit. There were 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 !”
” We only need 61% of the outstanding, uncounted Election Day referendums in Arizona to win ,” Miller continued.” These polls are coming from’ our counties ,’ and the 61% figure is very doable based on what our other Election Day votes are looking like. @FoxNews should recant their bawl immediately .”
2/ We only need 61% of the outstanding, uncounted Election Day polls in Arizona to win.
These votes are coming from “our counties, ” and the 61% figure is very doable based on what our other Election Day votes are looking like. @FoxNews should retract their call immediately.
— Jason Miller (@ JasonMillerinDC) November 4, 2020
Arizona political insider and columnist Jon Gabriel said that there was “something very odd about” what was going on in the state.
In AZ and concur. I’ve never seen this slow of a count in AZ. Something very odd about all this.
— jon gabriel (@ exjon) November 4, 2020
Federalist co-founder Sean Davis wrote on Twitter:” I’ve talked to several Trump campaign consultants, and I can’t convey how furious the campaign is at Fox for its entirely unwarranted AZ call for Biden. They said today not even CNN and MSNBC have called a race for the Democrat, you know something is up .”
” Fox is’ f *** ing us hard ,’ one adviser said ,” Davis added.
Those feelings were similar to several notes that Trump campaign government officials and RNC officials told The Daily Wire.
Fox is “f *** ing us hard-boiled, ” one consultant said. https :// t.co/ lg6lR2xxkl
— Sean Davis (@ seanmdav) November 4, 2020
Even Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the most watched cable report host, pushed back on the network’s decision to call Arizona for Biden.
TUCKER: I’m not certain how[ Fox’s decision] to call Arizona for Biden was built. I’m sure there’s a reason for it. I don’t know what it is. pic.twitter.com/ J4T2au2r90
— August Takala (@ AugustTakala) November 4, 2020
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