Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller has made an electoral vote prediction about tomorrow’s election:
— The Hill (@thehill) November 2, 2020
The crack “fact-checkers” at Politifact were all over that claim, and it wouldn’t have been correct no matter what number Miller predicted. Here’s why:
We don't have a crystal ball, but when Trump spokesman Jason Miller said “We will be over 290 electoral votes on Election Night," it's important to note that's impossible: Electoral votes aren’t cast until Dec. 14 and won’t be counted until Jan. 6. https://t.co/wrP14ZKQfs
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) November 2, 2020
Is that really a “fact check”?
I enjoy how bad you are at "fact" "checking"
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 2, 2020
— GalvestonChaser (@davis_wx) November 2, 2020
It’s almost impossible to tell the difference on some days.
So it’s not possible based on a technicality. It’s possible just not technically until January 6th is what you’re saying ?
— Brandon Sabala (@WhoIsSabala) November 2, 2020
Politifact had to twist a bit to get there but they managed to turn themselves into a pretzel to rule that prediction as “impossible,” and therefore false.
This is the most pedantic, ridiculous thing and I really question who this is serving https://t.co/Hxy1kYzAvQ
— Rachel NOT COUGHIN' Kaufman (@rkaufman) November 2, 2020
You people are beclowning yourselves. You can't possibly not understand this, right?
— John J Rambo (@JohnJRamboEsq) November 2, 2020
You just ruined any reputation for objectivity you ever had.
— Howard Steele (@HowardSteele5) November 2, 2020
I would expect this from @TheOnion
— Dave Gutcher (@GutchersPrint) November 2, 2020