The Arizona Republican Party has called on Fox News to retract their early call that Biden has won Arizona.
Wednesday, Fox News Decision Desk Director Arnon Mishkin responded to Trump campaign complaints that Fox should not have called Arizona for Joe Biden on Tuesday night.
Jason Miller of the Trump campaign tweeted earlier ago responding to Chris Buskirk “Thorough breakdown, we believe @realDonaldTrump’s win margin in AZ will be closer to 30K votes, probably just under that. Keep in mind we’re now counting Election Day voters.”
Chris Buskirk had written “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.”
Thorough breakdown, we believe @realDonaldTrump’s win margin in AZ will be closer to 30K votes, probably just under that.
Keep in mind we’re now counting Election Day voters. https://t.co/mm3qRcb4b5
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 4, 2020
On a conference call earlier this morning, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said when all the votes are counted in Arizona, Trump will win by 25,000-30,000 votes.
Since Fox News inexplicably called the state for Biden last night, Trump has cut Biden's margin in half.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 4, 2020
Amid pushback from the Trump campaign Tuesday evening, Fox News Decision Desk Director Arnon Mishkin doubled down on calling Arizona for Biden.
“I’m sorry, the president is not going to be able to take over and win enough votes to eliminate that seven-point lead that the former vice president has,” he said.
🚨 We're calling on @FoxNews to retract its early and rash call that Biden has won AZ ⤵️
➡️ 600K votes outstanding
➡️ GOP edge in remaining returns
➡️ Other outlets haven't made a call
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) November 4, 2020
Media organizations should not call races at all. Do we let sportscasters call games that are tied in the 3rd quarter? The election is over when all legal votes are counted and certified We don’t need mathematically illiterate poli sci majors cosplaying as statisticians any more.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 5, 2020