Maybe Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wasn’t overreacting when he cracked down on Fox News for calling his state for former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night.
New information released on Wednesday could lead to Arizona actually going to President Donald Trump and altering the overall landscape of the election.
New York Times editor Patrick LaForge tweeted, “An error was found in the data feed from Edison Research (used by @nytimes and other news organizations) for Arizona results – 86% of ballots have (been) counted, not 98%. NYT has not called the state for Biden, though he still leads.”
A deeper look from LaForge: “According to the link, 100% of the absentee ballots were already counted, but I think I’d wait for the data outlet to fix its data before taking that to the bank. Arizona is just waking up (time difference) and presumably officials there will be clarifying matters today.”
Ducey may have served Tuesday to foreshadow Wednesday’s news.
“It’s far too early to call the election in Arizona,” Ducey tweeted. “Election Day votes are not fully reported … . Let’s count the votes – all the votes – before making declarations.”
A Phoenix data company said the remaining votes, after seeing a breakdown, lean toward Trump.
“This breakdown is inline with what we are estimating and why we believe @realDonaldTrump will carry AZ. These ballots are heavily Republican and will break in his favor. We estimate about 500k outstanding ballots,” Data Orbital said on Twitter.
Also Wednesday, Ducey said via Twitter: “… The results have shifted greatly, hour by hour and from last night until today. With hundreds of thousands of votes still outstanding, it’s important that we be patient … .”
Arizona was scheduled to release more polling results Wednesday evening.