Written at 9:29 pm, Wednesday
I feel that Fox has been preparing it’s audience to recognize a Biden win by letting straight-up reporting of the results speak for itself, without no hint of inflaming passions over the idea that the election is being stolen. Apparently Fox does not want to incite conflict. They are reporting what Trump says, matter-of-factly, and reporting that: Biden predicts victory, says he will govern as an ‘American president’
Trump is preparing legal challenges, and even without Fox ratcheting things up, he is quite able to stir up his followers. Other Republicans have spoken out against Trump’s wild allegations, so without full-throated support from Fox and from the Republican establishment, I am hopeful that whatever harm Trump can do will be limited.
Right now, Fox has the electoral vote count at 264 Biden, 214 Trump, with 270 needed to win.
The Trump lead in Pennsylvania has narrowed. It now looks like Biden is quite likely to win PA’s 20 electoral votes, because the absentee ballots, with several hundred thousand still to be counted, has steadily been 78% Biden. And Biden has a slim lead in Nevada, which alone would give him the 6 to win, with the count nearly finished.
Georgia is looking more and more possible as the count continues to melt the gap.
I think the Democrats made the only candidate choice which had any chance of winning, Biden; and nominating Harris for VP, positions progressive politics to continue to advance for the long run.