As premature President Donald Trump declared ahead of time and false in the 2020 race on Wednesday morning, Fox News’ Chris Wallace was among the first to condemn the irresponsible and dangerous comments. “This is a very inflammatory situation; The president just threw a match in it, ”he told the audience.
Now, Joe Biden closes in on a narrow electoral victory, with Wallace actively pushing back on allegations of “fraud” that are coming from not only the Trump campaign, but also from many of his Fox News colleagues.
“As far as the lawsuits are concerned, it is certainly the president and his delegates empowered to file them,” Wallace told Fox’s Dana Perino. “You go back, as I do, to 2000. We saw a serious legal case there. There was a difference of 537 votes between Gore and Bush in Florida. You had the question of the butterfly ballot and the hanging rods. Such That seems to have been a very valid issue for litigation. “
Given that Perino first asked Fox reporter John Roberts, “Is there any hard evidence of fraud?” Wallace replies, “It doesn’t seem so far. There seems to be some allegations but no hard evidence. Nothing else rises to the level that there can be enough fraud to switch votes when you Talking about thousands and thousands of votes for two candidates. “
Because the Fox News Decision desk called Arizona for Biden Tuesday night, it is the only major TV news network to show the Democratic ticket sitting on 264 electoral votes – just six shy of the 270 needed to win. This means that by the time Nevada is called for Biden may be in an unexpected position in the first position to declare Fox as president-elect even before Pennsylvania has finished counting its ballots.
“Fox News has already called Arizona,” Wallace reminded the audience. “This is the cause of much heartburn in the Republican Party. But I checked with our decision desk and they are not missing out. They say our phone in Arizona is correct. “
As he puts it, “If Biden wins at this point then the three states I’ve talked about are Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, topped.”