Twitter flagged a tweet from President Donald Trump’s election campaign that called the race in South Carolina for Trump on Tuesday night.
A message under the tweet said “official sources” may not have confirmed the result of the race when the Trump campaign sent the tweet at 8:07 p.m. Eastern Time. The Trump campaign’s tweet came minutes after the Associated Press called the state in his favor at 7:56 p.m.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) November 4, 2020
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 4, 2020
Twitter’s policy for verifying a race result is unknown. The Trump campaign called Florida for the president at roughly the same time — a state the AP still had not called more than an hour later–but Twitter did not apply an alert to the tweet.
Early results show Trump having a strong performance among Latino voters in Florida, but faltering among suburban white voters in states like Ohio. (RELATED: Mitch McConnell Defeats Amy McGrath In Kentucky Even After Dems Dumped Almost $100 Million)
Hispanic voters per early 2020 exit polls:
2016: Clinton +27
2020: Biden +8
2016: Clinton +40
2020: Biden +25
2016: Clinton +41
2020: Biden +24
— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) November 4, 2020
The presidential race remains up in the air at time of publishing.