At 10:30 PM PST despite Fox, CNN, and the others refusing to state the obvious, AUN-TV called the 2016 Presidential Election. Trump went over 270 electoral votes when we declared Pennsylvania to have been won by Trump, bringing him to 274 at that time. Trump was 50,000 votes ahead of Clinton with almost all the votes counted at that time in Pennsylvania.
We did this while covering the Washoe Republican election party at the Atlantis in Reno, Nevada.
There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to how elections are called by most news companies, with about 5% of the vote counted in Florida in 2000 Al Gore was declared the winner, even though George Bush was ahead at the time.
At about 11 PM PST the crowd at Reno started chanting “Call It! Call It!” and even Fox showed the crowd in New York doing the same.
The networks continued to refuse to state the obvious, that Trump had won. Was it so they could run more ads with a large audience? Was it being control freaks?