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posted by martyb on Saturday November 07 2020, @07:10PM   Printer-friendly

Fox News (among many other outlets[*]) is reporting: Biden wins presidency, Trump denied second term in White House:

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has defeated President Trump, denying him a second term after a bitter campaign and dramatic, prolonged vote count in battleground states that sparked a flurry of lawsuits.

The Fox News Decision Desk projected Saturday that Biden will win the state of Nevada and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, giving the former vice president the electoral votes he needs to win the White House.

[...] "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris," Biden said in a statement. "In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America."

He added: "With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation."

Biden's campaign announced that the president-elect and Harris, his running mate, will speak at an event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware at 8 p.m. ET.

Joseph Biden would become the 46th President of the US; U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, the 49th Vice President.

Also at: NY Post, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, CNBC, and USA Today.

IMPORTANT: There are still votes to be counted, a recount has been requested in one state, and there are numerous court challenges launched by the Trump campaign. Further, nothing is official until the actual vote by the Electoral College.

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:32PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @08:32PM (#1074259)

    Here's my reasoning for Fox breaking ranks with this projection: []

    This was back in June 2020 and only a small amount...but my guess is that Jerry Hall (formerly a super model and wife of Mick Jagger) is slowly bending hard-case Rupert into a somewhat more progressive way of thinking.

    More left leaning thoughts in the link.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 07 2020, @09:08PM (#1074294)

    please, your weird conspiracies don't work here. FoxNews is one step away from being fascist already. What will you bitch about next? OAN weirdos being too communist?

  • (Score: 2) by barbara hudson on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:23AM

    by barbara hudson (6443) <> on Sunday November 08 2020, @12:23AM (#1074431) Journal
    You got the timeline wrong. Associated Press was the first to call the election for Biden. So Fox was just playing follow the leader, same as everyone else. So much for your conspiracy theory.
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  • (Score: 5, Touché) by toddestan on Sunday November 08 2020, @04:49AM

    by toddestan (4982) on Sunday November 08 2020, @04:49AM (#1074558)

    I still don't get why everyone got so worked up on how the networks were calling the election as the vote totals came in. What the networks projected was meaningless. The voting was completed and the winner is determined by counting the votes, not by the networks. Fox could have called the election for Barney the Dinosaur. It wouldn't have mattered.

  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Monday November 09 2020, @10:58PM (2 children)

    by Thexalon (636) on Monday November 09 2020, @10:58PM (#1075376)

    Fox called the election for Biden.

    A lot of Trump supporters, who about a week ago thought that Fox was reliable second only to the president himself, have decided that Fox is part of the lying liberal press, despite the president and his team offering zero actual direct evidence for any of their claims and having every self-interested reason to lie.

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.
    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday November 10 2020, @02:29AM (1 child)

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Tuesday November 10 2020, @02:29AM (#1075463) Homepage Journal

      I hereby call the election for Kanye. Thankfully, none of those calls mean a damned thing.

      My rights don't end where your fear begins.
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @07:23AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 10 2020, @07:23AM (#1075602)

        Here I thought you were a libertarian, why is it you're suddenly on board with discrediting the very close election?