McCarthy calls for News orgs to wait “until every polling center has closed” before calling election winner

Wednesday, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted:

“Media that declares a winner of the presidential election before polling centers close will unquestionably disenfranchise Americans who have not yet voted.”

He added “I wrote a letter to the heads of major news orgs to request patience in calling a winner until all polling centers close.”

The letter is addressed to NBC Universal News Group Chair Cesar Conde, ABC News President James Goldston, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, CNN Head Jeff Zucker and CBS News President Susan Zirinsky.

McCarthy writes “Americans will be watching their television and monitoring their social media feeds anxiously awaiting the results of the election. And understandably, the competition within the media to be the first to deliver those results is intense”

He adds “but media bragging rights should not supersede Americans’ voices. Any media organization that declares a winner of the presidential election before polling centers have closed will unquestionably disenfranchise Americans who have not yet voted.”