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Mollie Hemingway: Wait To See How Different Reality Is From What Media Says Before Making Election Calls

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"The Federalist" senior editor Mollie Hemingway said Wednesday on FNC's "Special Report" panel that based on sound reasoning about vote totals, some news networks were premature in calling states like Arizona, that have still not finished counting ballots, on election day.

Baier, sensing Hemingway's challenge against the FOX News decision to call Arizona on election day when the state still has not finished counting two days later, reiterated: When a network or news association calls estate, that does not mean that any of the countings stops in any place. And the real vote is what determines the real election. Yes."


BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Your thoughts? The president is obviously not stopping. He is not giving up as of yet. And Joe Biden has not gotten 270 yet.

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, THE FEDERALIST: The Biden campaign wants states to be called in their favor so that they can start declaring that they have won the Electoral College vote, which will be in December. The Trump campaign feels that they have won Pennsylvania, and also confident about Arizona. And they have a rational case for why that may be, and we will see as those votes are counted.

The reason why it is important to have them be counted is because, prior to yesterday we were told that Biden would win in a blowout and that Democrats had an extremely strong case for taking over control of the Senate. That Democrats would gain and strengthen their majority in the House, and when votes were counted, what we saw was that Florida went overwhelmingly for President Trump, contrary to what we were told that not only did the senators in Maine and Iowa and North Carolina not lose their seats, but the Republicans kept their majority in the Senate. Susan Collins did not lose by 12 points, but in fact is winning by eight. And that Republicans are actually gaining seats in the house including 11 new women elected to Congress.

We are learning that in states not just in Florida, but Texas, and other states that Donald Trump seriously increase the republican share of the minority vote. Donald Trump through this enthusiastic campaign he ran and reaching out to minority voters is on track to get the largest percentage of minority votes of any Republican in 60 years.

So, what we were told by the media and by Democratic activists versus the reality of what is happening in the field is different. So I think that people need to wait and see how the votes play out before rushing to any judgment.

BRET BAIER: People at home should know, and I have seen it on social media, when a network or news association calls estate, that does not mean that any of the countings stops in any place. And the real vote is what determines the real election. Yes.



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