"Our poll in Arizona was beautiful," fired Fox News editor tells Jan. 6 panel

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2022
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Former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt on Thursday defended his decision to call Arizona for now-President Biden on election night 2020.

What it matters: Fox becoming the first political desk to make the call for the state angered former President Trump and his supporters and was a pivotal moment that all but confirmed the then-president would lose re-election.

What he's saying: "We knew it would be a consequential call...because it was one of five states we were watching. …. Trump’s chances were very small and getting smaller..." Stirewalt told the committee.

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