Newsmax is naming Joe Biden the winner of Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania after those states officially certified their election results.
Newsmax has not yet called the entirety of the 2020 presidential race for former vice president Joe Biden, but expects to make a determination shortly after reviewing legal challenges made by the Trump campaign.
Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that it officially certified its election results, giving Biden the state’s 20 electoral college votes. Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar certified Biden’s 80,555-vote margin of victory, which was announced in a tweet by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Also on Tuesday, the Nevada Supreme Court unanimously approved that state’s election results, giving Biden Nevada’s six electoral votes.
And on Monday, Michigan election officials certified Biden’s 154,000-vote victory there, though President Donald Trump and his legal team have challenged the election tallies.
Thus, consistent with Newsmax's policy of basing calls in contested states on official certifications, Newsmax is naming Biden as the victor over Trump in all three states.
Last Friday, Newsmax called Georgia for Biden after an initial recount found him the winner by over 12,000 votes. President Trump has asked for a second recount, which is underway.
Some three weeks after Election Day, Newsmax calculates Biden has accumulated 285 electoral votes, 15 more than necessary to claim victory.
"We believe major media organizations did a disservice by calling the election in such close races when they were being contested,” said Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax Media. "Our job is to report results and in close contests let the voters decide."
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