US ELECTIONS. Mistakes, Mysteries and Civil War’s Nightmare. NYT contests FOX data. AntiTrump Rioters arrested in Manhattan and Portland
by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio
UPDATE 7.35 ITALIAN TIME (UTC + 1) – THURSDAY, 5, NOVEMBER
Errors, mysteries, suspicions, appeals for the recount of votes and finally threats to call into question the Supreme Court to clarify. The climate of the elections in the US for the race for the White House is increasingly heated, which is played on the wool thread of the difference contained in a handful of votes of the Great Electors (below in the full post the voting mechanism for the American presidential elections).
This has further inflamed the souls of the anti-Trump rioters, exponents of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, trained anti-fascist groups and close to terrorist organizations, raising the specter of an urban guerrilla and a civil war should the polls prove favorable to the outgoing president Donald Trump, now at a disadvantage to challenger Joe Biden.
Uncertainty reigns supreme over the name of the future president who could remain in a limbo of nervousness and accusations of electoral fraud until Thursday 12 November, the deadline in which one of the decisive states, North Carolina, will accept the arrival of the votes by mail .
The case and the tensions are well evidenced by the fact that there was even a clash between two of the main American media: the Fox News network which followed the ballots in real time but allegedly committed a macroscopic mistake as reported by the New York Times newspaper. and remarked with emphasis by the Russian media Sputnik International.
«The Trump campaign has denounced the counting of votes in the presidential election, claiming “massive cheating”, and has initiated lawsuits to stop ballot counts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. A Trump campaign senior advisor, Jason Miller, asserted that Donald Trump would win Arizona, citing over a half million uncounted early ballots in the state. He urged The Associated Press and Fox News to retract their election calls that predict a Biden win in Arizona» wrote Daria Bedenko on Sputnik.
According to the Russian network, In a Wednesday tweet, Miller claimed that “this is big”, referring to reports suggesting that Adrian Fontes, a recorder for Arizona’s Maricopa County, said that there were some 180,000 early ballots returned in the county. According to Miller, referring to overall numbers, Arizona has over 600,000 ballots yet to be counted.
Regarding Arizona results, observers of The NYT spotted an error in the Edison Research data feed, noting a “glitch” in Biden’s favour claiming that 98 per cent of the ballots had been counted – with the real figures of 86 per cent. The New York Times also wondered why Fox News, the media of tycoon Rupert Murdoch famously supporter of President Trump, did not rectify the assignment of the pivotal state.
ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS AND ARRESTS IN MANHATTAN AND PORTLAND
As highlighted in previous updates, the results of the vote are already creating social unrest. The black rights movement Black Lives Matter had occupied the square in front of the White House since the evening of Election Day, Tuesday 3 November, forcing the police to carry out a massive intervention. New York Police Department tightened security measures around Trump Tower and made 60 arrests of violent anti-Trump protesters on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday.
But the most massive protests were recorded in Portland, a hotbed of dangerous thugs trained in urban warfare (in black overalls, helmets and gas masks), where the National Guard had to intervene to quell a demonstration that could degenerate if the recount Trump.
SUSPICIOUS CASE IN WISCONSIN
Wisconsin is among the most sensational cases of the disputes over the polling of votes by the electoral committee of the outgoing president. In that state, in fact, within a few minutes, as evidenced by an ABC News chart, there was a sudden leap in Biden’s favor of 500,000 preferences.
“We are winning,” Biden said strong of the 253 votes of the electors so far attributed to him by the NYT while Fox, for the mistake on Arizona, recognizes 264, one step away from the 270 necessary for victory. “They steal our vote,” Trump thundered, threatening to appeal to the Supreme Court where his trusty judge Amy Barrett took office.
“That was a gross abuse of office,” he added, calling Trump’s claims of foul play by Democrats “baseless.”
But here is the situation state by state radiographed by the New York Times. Here is the state of play in battleground states as of 9:55 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday (UTC – 5).
Electoral votes: 11 Biden leads Trump, 51.0 percent to 47.6 percent, with 86 percent of the estimated vote in. To keep in mind: Trump needs to win nearly two-thirds of the remaining votes to capture the state. Officials in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county and home to Phoenix, say they will release a results update after 1 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday.
Electoral votes: 16 Trump leads Biden, 49.8 percent to 49.0 percent, with 95 percent of the estimated vote in. Keep in mind: Many of the votes still coming in are in suburbs of Atlanta and other populous counties that have been breaking for Biden. Mr. Biden must win around 60 percent of the remaining votes to pull ahead. Georgia’s secretary of state said that he was expecting workers to continue tallying votes until late Wednesday or Thursday.
Electoral votes: 6 Biden leads Trump, 49.3 percent to 48.7 percent, with 86 percent of the estimated vote in. Keep in mind: Mr. Biden leads by fewer than 8,000 votes, but all of the Election Day vote has been counted, leaving only Democratic-leaning late mail and provisional ballots to be tabulated. Officials said results would be released around noon Eastern time on Thursday.
Electoral votes: 15 Trump leads Biden, 50.1 percent to 48.7 percent, with 95 percent of the estimated vote in. Keep in mind: With most votes now tabulated, Biden would need to win about two-thirds of the remainder to pull ahead. Mail ballots postmarked by Election Day will be accepted until next Thursday, Nov. 12.
Electoral votes: 20 Trump leads Biden, 50.9 percent to 47.8 percent, with 88 percent of the estimated vote in. Keep in mind: Most of the votes yet to be counted are in counties where Biden is ahead, including Philadelphia, the state’s most populous county, where Biden leads by about 60 percentage points, and Allegheny, which Biden leads by over 10 points and which includes Pittsburgh. But plenty of votes are outstanding in dozens of smaller Trump-leaning counties. Biden needs to win about two-thirds of the remaining votes to win the state. Officials have said they expect most votes to be counted by Friday.
Electoral votes: 16 Biden was declared the winner, 50.3 percent to 48.1 percent, a margin of 1.8 percentage points, with more than 98 percent of votes counted. Keep in mind: Before the Michigan race was called, the Trump campaign had announced that it was suing to halt the counting of mail-in ballots there because of what it called insufficient transparency in the process.
Electoral votes: 10 Biden was declared the winner, 49.4 percent to 48.8 percent, a margin of 0.6 percentage points, with more than 98 percent of votes counted. Keep in mind: Wisconsin law allows a recount when the leading candidate’s margin is less than one percent, and the Trump campaign said it would request one.