(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Fox News is one of few major news networks in the United States that has called Arizona for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, despite the numbers showing it too close to call. Fox, which has long been considered to be fairer to Republicans than the likes of CNN and MSNBC, called the race early in the night and could allow Joe Biden to claim victory if he wins in Nevada.
The decision, which was not supported even by far-left news network CNN, was slammed by the Republican Party on election night and in the days following.
On Thursday, the Trump campaign released a statement explaining how the decision to call Arizona was made by a Democrat-voting election desk operator at the network. Arnon Mishkin “prematurely called Arizona for Joe Biden before hundreds of thousands of ballots had been counted,” the statement reads.
“Even left-leaning election analysts like Nate Silver have criticized the decision, but Mishkin is standing by his terrible decision despite and refusing to retract his unjustified call,” the statement continued.
The campaign then asked why Mishkin would put his finger on the scale for Joe Biden before so many votes were counted…and offered a likely explanation.
“Mishkin is a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, worked as a Democrat political consultant, and has a long record of donating to Democrats, including the 2008 Obama-Biden campaign,” they said.
“As the votes are counted, President Trump continues to cut into Joe Biden’s lead in Arizona,” the statement continued. “Five major election decision organizations have refused to follow Mishkin’s lead and call the race in Arizona, because they know what the Arizona Republic knows: ‘Trump received almost the exact share he would need to charge back to win Arizona’s 11 electoral votes and potentially reelection.’”
🚨 Trump sends Fox News a healthy hello. pic.twitter.com/IBOFUtyUAE
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) November 5, 2020
Following the early call by Fox News, President Donald Trump reportedly called Fox owner Rupert Murdoch to demand a retraction. However, Murdoch refused and the result stood.
It means that Democrats could potentially use the Fox call to claim victory, despite the very real possibility that President Donald Trump could catch up and overtake Biden in the final counts in the state of Arizona.