I followed the CBS News coverage last night as well as tracking changes at Decision Desk HQ. A few short comments:
First, the news anchors at CBS had a difficult time concealing their bias--it often was "we need this much to win" rather than "Democrats need this much...."
Second, it became obvious early on that the pre-election polls showing Biden way ahead in most states were completely wrong, and there was a lot of downplaying it by the news anchors. Positive news for Trump was downplayed, while anything positive for Biden was heralded. Part of this was not calling states for Trump even after he had been ahead for the whole evening, but calling states for Biden very quickly. I think California, Oregon and Washington were called less than 10 minutes after polls closed. Virginia was called for Biden very early on although Trump led until close to midnight, Eastern Time, when there was a sudden flood that overwhelmed his lead. It was almost as though they knew what the results were ahead of time....
Third, we are now seeing the "red mirage" that the Democrats have been readying to explain a seeming Trump victory early on but an eventual Biden win. Trump had a very comfortable lead in Georgia when suddenly a water pipe burst at the sports arena being used to count votes for Fulsom County, causing the counting to be stopped (and a rush to find Biden ballets or destroy Trump ballets?). This morning, we have seen Trump leads in other states evaporate overnight as mail-in ballots--mysteriously all for Biden--have been counted. For instance, Biden suddenly overtook Trump in Wisconsin, Michigan and Nevada after a surge of absentee/mail-in ballots shifted the results to him; and similar surges have put Biden within a hair's breadth of winning in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina. For instance, the Daily Mail reports that the "editor of The Nevada Independent, said the 337,000 previously counted absentee ballots from the county 'have dramatically favoured the Democrats so far by more than two to one', potentially giving the Democrat some breathing space." Similarly, Trump lost his lead in Wisconsin after a dump of 100,000 ballots seemingly out of nowhere. All last night the CBS talking heads were explaining to audiences that there would be delays because of mail-in ballots being counted and reminding viewers that some states were still receiving ballots. Biden told his supporters that the election was not over until every ballot was counted.
Fraud will be ridiculously easy in many cases. For instance, Pennsylvania will continue to accept ballots postmarked by Tuesday if they are received by 5pm on Friday. And:
In Outagamie County, Wisconsin, which is outside Green Bay, poll workers on Tuesday were working to transfer votes from around 13,500 misprinted absentee ballots to clean ballots that won't jam the electronic tabulating machine, the county clerk told CNN.
And that burst water pipe in Georgia? "The leak, which delayed vote counting for four hours, led to officials later conceding that they may now not able to be able to fully report results until Friday." In Arizona, there are reports that ballots from GOP precincts had been thrown out because the voters were given Sharpie markers to use instead of the normal felt marker pens.
Carville said, “First thing is every Democrat just put the razor blades and am Ambien back in the medicine cabinet. We’re going to be fine. My dear friend said Michigan is a red mirage. Pennsylvania looks really good. I think a big surprise is Georgia.
Nevertheless, some Democrats were nervous. For instance, former ESPN host and current Atlantic writer Jemele Hill took to Twitter and told her followers that "[i]f Trump wins re-election, it’s on white people. No one else." Funny enough, per Breitbart, "Exit Polls Show Biden Underperforming with Hispanics in Three Crucial Swing States."
And from John Daniel Davidson at The Federalist (underline added):
As reporters and commentators went to bed early Tuesday morning, all three states were too close to call, but President Trump led former Vice President Joe Biden by comfortable margins—far beyond what had been predicted in the polls. None of the networks called these states because enough mail-in ballots remained uncounted that it could swing either way, but Trump’s position looked good.
Then, something strange happened in the dead of the night. In both Michigan and Wisconsin, vote dumps early Wednesday morning showed 100 percent of the votes going for Biden and zero percent—that’s zero, so not even one vote—for Trump.
In Michigan, Biden somehow got 138,339 votes and Trump got none, zero, in an overnight vote-dump.