(JustPatriots.com)- After a week of counting ballots, President Donald Trump was finally declared the victor in the state of North Carolina. It means the president is awarded a further 15 electoral votes that may prove crucial as several lawsuits and recounts loom in battleground states.
The president was finally awarded the state by Decision Desk HQ, the first outlet to declare the president the winner in the state.
While mainstream media outlets, including Fox News, called Arizona for Joe Biden before the state had barely had a chance to start voting, key states like North Carolina and Alaska – which were almost certainly going to be victories for the president – were not declared. Alaska has still yet to be called by any major mainstream outlet even a week after the election took place.
Decision Desk HQ Projects Trump (R) Has Won The State Of NC And Its 15 Electoral Votes
Race Called At 11-10 1:41 PM
All Results: https://t.co/mMSMwaoZxw
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 10, 2020
It makes sense that President Trump would be confirmed as the winner in North Carolina, too, as he has led the state almost at every point during the counting process.
Decision Desk HQ declared Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to be the winner over the weekend, projecting that he would win Pennsylvania and assuming that he had already won Arizona. It prompted several other major media outlet to do the same, giving Biden the support he needed to confidently present himself as the President-elect. Even though he is not.
President Trump responded to the false declaration, saying that Biden was falsely posing as the winner.
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed,” he said.
“The simple fact is this election is far from over,” he added.
On Wednesday, Biden’s claimed win was once again thrown into question when Georgia’s Secretary of State said that they will conduct a “full by hand recount in each county.”
NEW: Georgia Sec. of State Raffensperger says the state will conduct a “full, by hand recount in each county”; Biden currently leads by 14,111 votes.
“We have all worked hard to bring fair and accurate counts to assure that the will of the voters is reflected in the final count” pic.twitter.com/HD8B3H9tDI
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 11, 2020
In a state where Biden leads by just 14,111 votes, and where voter fraud has been alleged, this could change a lot.