Keep your spirits up.
The election isn't over until it's over.
Could another major surprise be headed our way?
It's 2020 after all…
While both Fox News and the AP have called Arizona for Biden, a third batch of votes (the final batch) is finally being counted.
And things aren't looking good for Joe Biden.
The Trump campaign has told us that he would win Arizona.
The media saw it as desperate.
But MSNBC began reading the numbers on live TV.
And Rachel Maddow's reaction was priceless.
Oh God. That's crazy.
The lament and fear was clear in her voice.
See the moment below:
The Trump campaign has been adamant that they can win Arizona.
While multiple sources have claimed Arizona for Biden, if Trump wins the state, it will dramatically alter the race.
The Daily Mail confirms that the race is DRAMATICALLY tightening in Arizona:
The uncertainty regarding the outcome of the presidential election in Arizona continued into Wednesday night as it was revealed that there are still 515,000 votes to be counted in the state.
Biden’s lead in the state shrunk to about 13,000 votes after an update from Maricopa County at 9pm EST showed Trump netting 13,644 more votes, as the Governor cautioned that the race was still too close to call.
Maricopa is the largest county in Arizona, home to Phoenix and 62 percent of the state’s 7.28 million residents, and a candidate cannot win the state without it.
Fox News and the Associated Press have called Arizona's eleven electoral college seats for Joe Biden but the New York Times and CNN are among the major news organization believing the race is still up for grabs by either candidate.
As it stands, Biden needs both Arizona and Nevada to win the presidency with more than hundreds of thousands of ballots still to be counted as of Wednesday night.
The former Vice President currently leads Trump by around 93,000 votes statewide in Arizona, winning 51 percent of the vote with around 86 percent of the votes counted.
In order to win the state, Trump would need to win approximately 58 percent of the remaining votes.
Of the votes left to be counted, two-thirds are from Maricopa County where Biden already leads by 85,000 votes.
The results coming out of Marciopa will not help the president’s cause, however, with many of the mostly mail-in ballots predicted to swing for Biden.
Marciopa will release another round of results later Wednesday night at around 12.30am EST.
If President Trump wins Arizona, there will be a lot of explaining that Fox News has to do.
President Trump has openly been upset with Fox News in recent months.
Fox News was the first -- and for a few hours, ONLY -- news network to call Arizona for Biden.
Currently, only the Associated Press has joined.
The New York Times appeared to suggest that this call by Fox News had a psychological impact on the race.
It was just after 12:30 a.m. on election night, and Fox News was under fire.
“Arnon, we’re getting a lot of incoming here, and we need you to answer some questions,” the network’s chief political anchor, Bret Baier, said pointedly.
“Shoot!” Arnon Mishkin replied, his face breaking into a smile.
Roughly an hour earlier, Mr. Mishkin’s decision desk team at Fox News had made a bold call that instantly changed the tenor of the night: Arizona had gone to Joseph R. Biden Jr. The projection buoyed supporters of the Democratic candidate and sent President Trump’s aides into conniptions.
Even Mr. Trump himself took a whack, referring dismissively to Mr. Mishkin during an early-morning appearance at the White House as “the gentleman that called it.”
“It” was Arizona, a state that Mr. Trump won in 2016 but that Fox News now said had fallen into Mr. Biden’s column, just as Democrats were ruing a lackluster showing in Florida.
Trump campaign officials said they were taken aback by the Fox News projection: Jason Miller, the campaign’s chief strategist, claimed on Twitter that more than one million votes were outstanding in Arizona, and he baselessly accused the network of “trying to invalidate their votes.” John Roberts, the network’s chief White House correspondent, said the campaign was “livid.” A false rumor circulated online that Fox News had retracted its call.
Cue Mr. Mishkin, a management and polling consultant who has led Fox News’s decision desk since 2008. Far from caving to the pressure from Mr. Trump’s aides, he held firm, saying the campaign’s insistence that it could secure a win in the state was, simply, wrong.
“That’s not true,” Mr. Mishkin told the Fox News anchor team. “I’m sorry, the president is not going to be able to take over and win enough votes.” He added, “We’re not wrong in this particular case.”
This was a night when other networks were playing things cautiously. CNN, for instance, did not project Mr. Biden’s victory in Virginia until several hours after The Associated Press had already called it.
It was not the first time that Fox News’s projections had thrown an unlikely lifeline to Democrats who thought their side was headed toward early defeat.
Democrats insist that every vote be counted.
We should honor that in Arizona, where an upset could yet be pulled off!