The Trump campaign is claiming that President Trump will win Arizona by 30,000 votes, clearing a path for the president to win a majority in the Electoral College even if he loses Michigan and Wisconsin.
The Trump Campaign hosted a press call Wednesday morning with Campaign Manager Bill Stepien, Deputy Campaign Manager Justin Clark, and Senior Advisor Jason Miller.
On call, Trump team says Trump will win AZ by 30K votes. Pointing out that their data has been right thus far (including close race in WI when media claimed it would be a Biden blowout)
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 4, 2020
“Arizona will come home,” said Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh.
We remain confident on an Arizona win for Pres Trump.
Yuma County (SW corner), is 60% Hispanic, and Trump won there by 8% overall 53-45%.
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 4, 2020
Sean Noble, a political strategist from Arizona, also said in a tweet early Wednesday that the remaining votes to be counted would put the president (and Republican Senator Martha McSally in the lead.
It will take a couple days, but #AZ still has about 550K votes to count – those are early votes dropped off at polling locations or coming late – those will skew heavily GOP. If it gets to 65% both Trump and McSally would prevail.
— Sean Noble (@SeanNobleAZDC) November 4, 2020
Six other states have not yet been officially called due to late-arriving mail-in ballots.
Those states are Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Nevada.
President Trump wasn’t pleased to see his leads in Michigan and Wisconsin disappear overnight.
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled,” the president said in a tweet that was censored by Twitter. “Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!”
One County in Michigan gave Biden 100% of it’s vote.
An update gives Biden 100% of new votes — 128k+ pic.twitter.com/SPUrTf8gXN
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) November 4, 2020
How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
Nevada election officials said Wednesday that they won’t announce any additional voting results until Thursday morning.
The Secretary of State’s Elections Division announced that as of early Wednesday, the state had counted all the votes cast in person before and on Election Day, and all mail-in ballots received until Tuesday, CBS News reported.
“That’s it for election results updates until 9:00 am on Nov. 5. Here’s what has been counted so far: –All in-person early votes –All in-person Election Day votes –All mail ballots through Nov. 2,” it said in a tweet.
See the Federalist for an analysis of the upcoming legal battles in each of the states where ballot counting is delayed.
American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp said large numbers of votes in GOP districts were invalidated because voters used sharpie pens, which the voting machines don’t pick up.
Musician Adam Crigler confirmed that there were only sharpies at his polling place.
I voted in Arizona and I can confirm they only had sharpies for me to use.
— Adam Crigler (@AdamCrigler) November 4, 2020