Now that I’ve had a chance to watch at least one network’s (Fox News’) coverage of the 2020 election, one thing that strikes me is how quickly Donald Trump lost his popular vote lead in the last election.

It was in 2004 that networks began displaying the national popular vote with some regularity over election night. In 2020, it seems that networks gave much less importance to the national popular vote. Fox News showed it sparingly, and without percentage figures until after midnight on the East coast. (Lest one think that is because of partisanship, it doesn’t appear as though…

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