Did RealClearPolitics Rescind a Projection That Biden Won Pennsylvania?
The site has not made a call on the outcome of the Keystone state.
While RealClearPolitics’s website does show Pennsylvania as uncalled, the Wayback Machine shows that this isn’t an update: The website hadn’t issued a call for Pennsylvania to begin with. Archived images of the site from November 7 show that the site did not call Pennsylvania on Saturday when other prominent publications including Fox News, CNN, and the New York Times did. The archived versions of its county breakdown of Pennsylvania on November 8 shows that the website had not called it for Biden at that point either.
Shortly after Guiliani’s tweet, Tom Bevan, founder of RealClearPolitics, took to Twitter to respond and confirm that the site had never called Pennsylvania:
Rudy W. Giuliani @RudyGiuliani#FakeNews won’t cover law suit which will invalidate 300,000 or more crooked democrat votes votes in Philly. Real Clear Politics just took PA away from Biden and made it a toss up. Only the beginning please look beyond the Big Media censorship to watch it all change.
Carl M. Cannon, the Washington bureau chief for RealClearPolitics, also confirmed to The Dispatch Fact Check that Pennsylvania had never been called. “We changed nothing; I don't know what Rudy was thinking,” said Cannon.
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