uspol: CNN calls it 

@fribbledom So, has that soap finally ended?

uspol: CNN calls it 

@trinsec @fribbledom There are no dead people, deportations, killings and destructions of existence in soap operas.

uspol: CNN calls it 

@carl @fribbledom I dunno, when trying to watch a soap opera I very much feel my existence getting destroyed. :P

uspol: CNN calls it 

@fribbledom In the USA, the media isn't elected. They can call whatever they want, there still is due process to attend to.

Stick to code, you don't know what you're talking about, clearly.

uspol: CNN calls it 

@TallTim @fribbledom 😂 I see the soap continues!

uspol: CNN calls it 

@trinsec @fribbledom If you think the subversion of an electoral process funny, then you really don't understand what a democratic republic is, or why freedom is important.

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@fribbledom The counting is not over so how can they announce a winner? It should not bee the media that decides who has won an election.

@Asux☑️ It's not the media that "decides". All they do is report the numbers, and those speak very clearly. As of 8 hours ago, Biden's lead in Pennsylvania was 37,298, with only 78,792 votes still to count. Trump would have to get almost all of them to overtake Biden, and Biden only needs just a little over 2000 to cement his lead. Probability does not work in Trump's favor there.

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uspol: CNN calls it 

@Asux
No, it should not, as the Bush/Gore election clearly showed.

That said: if there are real-time results from the counting made available, and the vote differential between the candidates is larger then the number of uncounted votes, it's clear who wins in a particular constituency, based on official data, with not need to interpret anything.

That would still be unnecessary if they managed to just freakin' not count the votes in slow motion.
@fribbledom

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@Asux
Haha, I just saw a description of thenofficial process (sorry only German:
tagesschau.de/ausland/uswahl20
)
The actual "election" (by the electoral college whose members were elected this weekend) is not until 14 Dec. Their votes are counted in Congress on 6 Jan -- and *that* is the official result. Kinda byzanthine process, and probably the reason why the press will just add 1 and 1 together and work out who's winning based on the published number of electors.
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@Asux @fribbledom
The whole process in English:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United

I suspect it's a leftover from the days when you'd take weeks to cross the country, and needed to pick reliable people to deliver the result of you local vote to Washington... And they just kept it, because tradition. Which looks kinda British to me :)
(but also so deeply ingrained that it's probably politically very hard to change...)

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