Fox News Channel projects Joe Biden win over Donald Trump in Arizona

Posted at 9:36 PM, Nov 03, 2020

PHOENIX — Former Vice President Joe Biden will win Arizona, defeating President Donald Trump, according to a projection from Fox News Channel, in what would be a stunning upset for the historically Republican-led state.

Fox News made the projection less than three hours after polls closed in Arizona.

No other major networks, including ABC or the Associated Press, have made a similar projection as of 9:30 p.m. Arizona time. Votes in Arizona are still being tabulated.

Biden currently holds a 54% to 45% lead over Trump in our state, with 1,290,521 votes to Trump's 1,088,052.

Following Fox News' projection, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, former Gov. Jan Brewer, and the communications director for Sen. Martha McSally, all Republicans, pushed back against the call.

"It’s far too early to call the election in Arizona," said Ducey said in a tweet.

"It’s way too early to declare a winner in Arizona!" said Brewer.

"This is absurd. There are more than 1 million votes to be counted with no Election Day votes yet reported. This call is irresponsible," said Caroline Anderegg, communications director for Sen. McSally.

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