A video posted on Twitter shows Fox News making a blatantly incorrect projection election night, falsely projecting that Democrats would expand their House majority “by at least five seats.”
Martha MacCallum says in the video “the Fox News Decision Desk can project Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives and expand their majority by at least five seats. That’s a major boost for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has pledged to roll back much of President Trump’s first term agenda if he loses reelection. … There have been projections that Democrats could pick up as many as fifteen seats.”
Here’s the video of Fox News making this call on election night. It was the first call of the night:pic.twitter.com/MLp6q8Ql5c
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) November 11, 2020
Meanwhile, in reality, Republicans have added 8 seats and are leading in the majority of the 6 races that have yet to be called.
Fox News admitted that their decision desk call election night on the house was wrong.
.@BretBaier comments on the Fox News Decision Desk's Election Night projection for the House, reiterating that they "correctly predicted…that Democrats would retain control" while their insistence Dems "would add about five seats to their majority…did not occur." pic.twitter.com/Ny5NJ5ncsl
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 12, 2020