Trump, Biden both voice optimism as election results remain unclear

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Trump, Biden both voice optimism as election results remain unclear
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden spun competing narratives as there was still no clear result in the presidential election — despite each candidate notching wins in a handful of key swing states, the Fox News Decision Desk projected.

In a speech early Wednesday, Trump declared victory in multiple key battleground states, even though it remained unclear who had the votes to win. The president hinted the White House would push the Supreme Court to rule over disputed ballots, warning that a “very sad group of people” was trying to “disenfranchise” voters.

Meanwhile, Biden, speaking earlier in Wilmington, Del., said just after midnight that he was “on track to win this election.”

“Be patient,” Biden told supporters. “It ain’t over until every vote is counted — every ballot is counted.”

He added: “But we’re feeling good, we’re feeling good about where we are.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:
– National Guard brought in to help with Wisconsin ballot counting issue
– Twitter flags Trump tweet warning Democrats 'trying to steal' the election as 'misleading'
– Pennsylvania county under scrutiny as judge weighs in on claims ballots were canvassed early, changed: report
– Nevada county judge keeps some polls open later after Trump campaign sues

Media misjudged Trump support among non-White voters: Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson criticized the mainstream media on Tuesday night for painting President Trump as a racist who would struggle to attract non-White voters, after the president delivered a strong showing in Miami-Dade County in Florida.

“Elections tell you what the parties actually look like, not what you imagine they look like … so the coalitions become really clear. And in Florida, the population center, of course, Miami-Dade County, the biggest county in the state, Hillary Clinton [got] 334,000 votes there. An hour ago, with 84 percent reporting, Donald Trump had already outstripped that by more than 100,000 votes,” Carlson said.

“Miami-Dade is 70 percent Hispanic," Carlson continued. "That’s not what you would have expected if you’ve been watching for the past six months this attempt to racialize everything to make Trump the greatest racist in the world’s history. Whether you buy that or not, you would expect that to depress the votes for Trump in Miami-Dade County but the opposite happened. He’s doing better there with non-White voters than he did four years ago.”

The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said the “obvious lesson” is that the media got it wrong.

“At some point we, the media, need to pause and ask ourselves serious questions about how we’re thinking through what’s going to happen and how we present it," he said, "because our predictions affect outcomes, to some extent, and they also, of course, determine our credibility. People judge us based on our predictions. Something really went wrong in the way we predicted a number of these races.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– Cuban Americans, senior citizens lean toward Trump in Florida: Fox News Voter Analysis
– Media watchdog compiles ‘dumbest predictions made about the election’ by anti-Trump pundits
– CNN's Jake Tapper now insists Biden 'landslide' was 'always a pipe dream' for Dems
– Rush Limbaugh says media's narrative about enthusiasm for Biden will be proven wrong
– Dan Gainor: Left-wing journalists upset by strong early showing by Trump as ballot counting continues

Protesters gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC to watch election results come in
Waves of demonstrators gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza in near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night — guarded by a strong police presence and reports of at least one minor scuffle.

Local news outlets reported that hundreds of demonstrators against and for President Trump were present as they planned to watch the state-by-state results of the 2020 election. 

Demonstrations could carry on past Tuesday as a winner in the presidential race may not be declared for days. Scuffles between opposing groups were seen in social media posts but there were moments of calm, according to media reports. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– DC protesters organized via Zoom for months, thousands expected outside White House on Election Day
– Three-quarters of Americans concerned about post-election violence: poll
– ‘No climb’ fence installed around White House, source says
– Activist group plans widespread, ‘disruptive’ election activities to thwart potential Trump ‘coup’

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TODAY'S MUST-READS:
– Election betting odds have flipped to favor Trump, expert says
– RNC speaker Kim Klacik falls short in House bid despite viral campaign ad, Trump support
– GOP newcomer Madison Cawthorn wins North Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mark Meadows
– Democrats retain control of House, battle remains for Senate majority
– Loeffler, Warnock headed to runoff in Georgia as Collins concedes
– Ex-ESPN host Jemele Hill says 'it's on White people' if Trump wins reelection: 'No one else'
– Chris Wallace: Fate of the election is completely 'up for grabs

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Tucker Carlson discussed the “shy” Trump voters who came out and voted for him in Tuesday’s election.

“I think some of the polls were wrong, and, I think many of them were wrong for honest reasons, but wrong nonetheless,” Carlson said. “That’s a problem, that’s misleading and we (the media) should cop to it.”

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