Why The Epoch Times Won’t Call the Presidential Race Until All Challenges Are Resolved

November 6, 2020 Updated: January 7, 2021

UPDATE: Congress on Jan. 7 certified Joe Biden as president-elect. While legal challenges remain ongoing, The Epoch Times will start referring to Biden as president-elect.

Our nation is moving into uncharted territory as multiple legal challenges have been filed in response to the 2020 elections, with more challenges expected to come.

Both candidates have claimed victory in certain states, but it appears increasingly likely that this election will be resolved in the courts.

For that reason, The Epoch Times will not declare a winner of the 2020 presidential election until all legal challenges are resolved.

We encourage you to read our ongoing coverage as our reporters cover all developments over the next weeks and months.

Update: This editorial was updated on Dec. 1, 2020, to better reflect The Epoch Times’ criteria for calling the winner of the presidential election.