After President Trump’s press conference on Thursday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace said the President’s accusations of election fraud did not appear to be backed up by any hard evidence.
He also downplayed Trump’s talk of recount efforts, particularly in Wisconsin.
Wallace said, “Well, as far as the recounts are concerned, and I saw that former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said this earlier today, recounts matter if you are talking about 1,000 votes or 600 votes.”
Chris Wallace, "If you ask @johnrobertsFox, 'Is there any hard evidence of fraud?' There doesn't seem to be so far. There seems to be allegations, but not hard evidence."
— Allison Harris (@allison__news) November 5, 2020
Wallace Says A Recount Won’t Change Things Much
Wallace continued, “They had a recount in Wisconsin after President Trump won by 20,000 votes in 2016. They switched 131 votes. Biden is ahead by 20,000 votes.”
“There won’t be a recount that finds 20,000 votes to switch that,” Wallace insisted.
President Trump insisted on Thursday that results indicating Democrat Joe Biden might be winning were just an attempt by Democrats to steal the election.
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Wallace’s comments come after he took heavy fire from conservatives over his handling of the first presidential debate.
Chris Wallace says the Fox Decision Desk is sticking with their AZ call, and that Biden picking up Nevada would put him at 270 under their tally.
— Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) November 5, 2020
Trump Threatens Lawsuits Over Results
President Trump promised legal action.
Wallace replied to Trump’s comments, “As far as the lawsuits are concerned, that’s the president and his representative’s right to file them.”
Wallace then invoked the George W. Bush – Al Gore 2000 presidential election debacle.
“You go back as I do to 2000,” Wallace said. “We saw a serious legal case there.”
Chris Wallace: "This is an extremely flammable situation and the president just threw a match into it. He hasn't won these states … the president doesn't get to say he won states … there's no question that all these states can continue to count votes." pic.twitter.com/iquygEE39Y
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 4, 2020
Chris Wallace Denies Trump’s Claim About Election Fraud
“There was a 537 vote difference between Gore and Bush in Florida,” Wallace noted.
“You have the question of the butterfly ballots and the hanging chad. That was a legitimate issue to litigate.”
Wallace then said, “You asked John Roberts, is there any hard evidence of fraud? There doesn’t seem to be.”
“There is nothing that rises to the level that it could be enough fraud to switch thousands and thousands of votes between the two candidates,” Wallace observed.
Chris Wallace moderated the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden and many believed he was harsher on the President.
Is this another example of the Fox News hosts’ alleged bias?
Or is he simply stating the fact that President Trump has yet to present any evidence of his claims?
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