And here goes Steve Kelley, joining the Trump bandwagon as it careens around the bend and goes over the edge of the cliff.
We knew the Trumpsters refused to accept science; now we see they refuse to accept math.
When ALL major news media call the election, those are NOT OFFICIAL results, but they are FACTUAL.
In every state, they count the votes in a transparent process. There are both Republican and Democratic observers on every ballot handled manually, the process is very open, and the results are tabulated by election officials and released little by little as the counting proceeds.
Only when there are no longer enough uncounted votes remaining to change the outcome do the networks announce that it is no longer mathematically possible for the losing candidate to catch up and they call the outcome.
The crowd watches as the ball sails over the center field fence. The umpire has not called the home run yet, but everyone in the stadium knows the score. Every state will submit CERTIFIED OFFICIAL vote totals on or before December 8 (most state deadlines are November 20; December 8 is the final due date to ensure their electoral votes are included). By that time, we will know the OFFICIAL totals of electoral votes earned. Then The Electoral College will vote on December 14, and the final OFFICIAL totals of electoral votes actually awarded (accounting for the occasional “faithless” elector in states that still allow them) and we will know the FINAL OFFICIAL TOTAL of electoral votes actually awarded. It is mathematically impossible that the UNOFFICIAL BUT FACTUAL outcome now known will change.
The Republicans in Congress know this.
Steve Kelley knows this.
Even Donald Trump knows this, which is why he has been publicly silent for more than a week.