Fox News anchor Chris Wallace once again defended his network’s controversial decision to call the state of Arizona for former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night, noting that if the network were to call Nevada, Georgia or Pennsylvania for Biden, Fox News would then declare him president-elect.
Speaking on Fox News this Thursday, Wallace said he had just checked with the decision desk and they were “not wavering” in their decision to call Arizona early for Biden.
“In Arizona, we will have to wait and see. At this point the president is still trailing. Fox News has already called Arizona. That’s caused a lot of heartburn in the Republican party,” Wallace chuckled.
“But I did check in with our decision desk earlier today and they are not wavering. They said our call on Arizona is right, which puts him at 264,” Wallace said.
“And if Biden wins, at this point with 264, any of the three states I’ve talked about, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, he goes over the top,” he added.
Chris Wallace addresses the elephant in the room, says that if Nevada gets called for Biden soon then Fox News will call the whole thing for Biden.
"I checked in with our decision desk today and they are not wavering. They said our call on Arizona is right. Puts him at 264." pic.twitter.com/4pi8EASrxm
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 5, 2020
I'm told by somebody at Fox that they *will* call the presidency for Biden if PA tips his way tonight.
Sec/State there is holding a briefing at 5:15.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) November 5, 2020