One of these two extremes has been echoed by some – not just American – media since last week, when it was probably decided: Joe Biden, the president’s Democratic challenger, defeated Donald Trump.
Today, the question is: how much and exactly how? According to the latest calculations, the end result in electoral votes was 306: 232 in favor of Biden, which is just as much as beating the president as Trump in 2016 Hillary Clinton. By now, Trump is uncertain about who the new government will be from January …
In any case, fraud allegations are slower to spread than the November fog. There have been reports and (false) news about abuses or factors affecting the counting of votes, such as
In any case, the accusations do not strengthen confidence in the integrity of the elections.
According to surveys, four-fifths of Trump’s Republican voters believe
Former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy probably hit the nail on the head about alleged or actual abuses when in a show on the right-wing feed of Fox News, he said:
There is still no official result, Biden’s expected victory is still projected only by analysts of the major media companies (CNN, Fox, AP) and projected for electoral votes. But with almost complete processing, of the last four remaining critical states, Trump could only win in North Carolina, with Biden leading by 14,000 votes in Georgia, where a manual recount was ordered, 34,000 in Nevada and 63,000 in Pennsylvania. However, Trump would have to win in all three states to win.
U.S. analyst Barry Casselman of Minneapolis told Index, adding:
The fraud allegation that evokes the souls of Gogol Holt is the most common and is mostly related to letter votes. This year, the turnout was higher than usual anyway, with more than 150 million Americans voting. But because of the coronavirus, the masses chose an epidemiologically safer letter vote, which Trump had already warned of the danger of fraud this summer. Based on past experience, votes cast by post are usually in favor of Democrats.
Alex Hemingway, the leader of the Republicans living in Hungary, told the Index in September:
Now, two months later, Tucker Carlson, one of the faces of Fox News on his own show he spoke with caustic mockery on what he thinks is mass mailing: