Does the media elect the President?

How many of us are old enough to remember Bush V Gore in 2000? Did anyone watch election night and days after where the media claimed that Al Gore would be the next President of the United States? New outlets have a habit of jumping the gun, and shooting from the hip. This method, often times is not accurate.

Here is the latest from USA Today;

-Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani says Trump won’t concede, revives baseless claims of voter fraudRudy Giuliani holding a sign: Attorney for the President, Rudy Giuliani, speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia.

​WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump insisted Saturday that the election was “far from over” and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said the president would not concede the race, claiming without evidence that hundreds of thousands of ballots are in question.

“Obviously he’s not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question,” Giuliani said during a press conference in Philadelphia shortly after the Associated Press and others projected that Democrat Joe Biden had won. 

Trump and his attorneys have already demanded a recount in Wisconsin and are likely to request them elsewhere. They have also filed litigation in several states, though legal experts so far have said they do not see a legal path to reelection for Trump. Neither Giuliani nor Trump have offered evidence to substantiate their claims of fraud. 

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“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed,” Trump said in a statement after the race was called. “The simple fact is this election is far from over.”

Trump also vowed to pursue his claims in the courts, although many experts have said it is far from clear that the president has any viable legal strategy to challenge the outcome, given the size of Biden’s lead in the pivotal “blue wall” states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. “So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”