Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Philly News For Your Information


‘Possibly illegal!’ Trump lashes out at news organizations for reporting pre-election polls that showed him behind

By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at November 11, 2020 Tags: , , , , , ,


President Donald Trump accused news organizations of possibly breaking the law to hurt his re-election chances in Wisconsin.

The president narrowly lost the state he had barely won in 2016, and he accused ABC News and the Washington Post of conspiring to drive down turnout by publishing the results of a poll Oct. 28 showing Trump trailing Biden by a whopping 57-40 margin.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The Fake Pollsters at @ABC/@washingtonpost produced a possibly illegal suppression Poll just before the Election showing me down 17 points in Wisconsin when, in fact, on Election Day, the race was even – & we are now preparing to win the state,” Trump tweeted. “Many such ‘deplorable’ instances!”

The Associated Press reports the Nov. 3 election margin was actually 49.6 percent to 48.9 percent — a difference of 20,540 votes statewide.

Trump won the state 47.2 percent to 46.5 percent in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, by a margin of 22,748 votes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Enjoy good journalism?

… then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has slashed advertising rates, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we’ve expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and legal efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. And unlike other news outlets, we’ve decided to make our original content free. But we need your support to do what we do.

Raw Story is independent. Unhinged from corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Invest with us. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click to donate by check.

Value Raw Story?

… then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has cut advertising rates in half, and we need your help. Like you, we believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we’ve expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. We need your support to do what we do.

Raw Story is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Invest with us in the future. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].

Comments


Leave a Reply