Fact Check: Donald Trump Did NOT Win This Election On November 7, 2020

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fact Check: Donald Trump Did NOT Win This Election On November 7, 2020 Biden Won

Did President Donald J. Trump win the 2020 Presidential Election "by a lot" like he claimed on Twitter on November 7, 2020? No, that's not true: the race was called for Joe Biden about half an hour after he sent that tweet. As of the time of writing, no major network, wire service or outlet has called the race for Donald Trump.

The tweet published by the President on November 7, 2020 (archived here) read:

"I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!"

This is what the post looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:

Twitter screenshot

(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Sat Nov 7 16:46:38 2020 UTC)

However the race had not been called at that time for anyone.

At the time of writing the race has been called for Joe Biden by:

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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