As the hyped US election' 2020 is nearing the closing, all eyes are glued on the media. For every update and minute details, media outlets are vying for the fastest coverage while serving respective editorial policies.
Journalists, especially American journalists, are working to give it their best to cover election stories under the most challenging environment of their lifetime heightened by the global pandemic.
While some media outlets are concerned about their reputations for accuracy, the competitive market will push some to declare a winner.
According to media sources Trump has planned to declare himself a winner if he appears to be leading by the night of 3 November. If he does Fox News will announce this immediately. To bring the level playing field, many media houses may feel the need to declare early for Joe Biden. The remaining media outlets may equivocate, but the storyline is set by those willing to declare a winner.
Here is a brief look at the election-2020 coverage by the popular US media websites just two days prior to the big day.
The New York Times
The popular US newspaper New York Times' website has presented with heavy coverage on the election stories while the right side of the website was found dedicated with many opinion pieces on election-2020.
The editorial board of the newspaper has written a piece titled- "Why are republicans so afraid of voters?" – explaining the psyche and perspectives on low voter turnout in the history of American election.
The Washington Post
Beside live update of election events, another renowned US newspaper The Washington Post's lead story highlights the dynamics of US election amid the pandemic reality.
The lead news, titled – "How Americans surmounted a pandemic and dizzying rule changes so their voices would be heard" – points out the enormous turnout of record 93 million voters while the country has reported a surge in the deadly Covid-19 cases.
The popular US news network CNN has scrutinised the critical moments in the history of the 2020 US election while calling the nation in crisis. The lead analysis, titled – "A nation in crisis faces a critical moment in history this election" - also shaded lights on the possible outcomes over the election of one of the two candidates.
American multinational conservative cable news television channel the Fox News, also known as Pro-Republican and Pro-Trump, has featured an image of Donald Trump from his final pitch. The image is accompanied by the news of Trump's explanation on how bad it's going to be if people vote for Joe Biden.
One of its top-most election stories, titled- Trump continues to outpace Biden in events through the final stretch of campaign, rightfully contributes to the anticipation that it has prepared to announce early victory for Donald Trump.
Politico, a politics focused US media out, has appointed its main attention on the swing state of Pennsylvania.
In the last three days of the presidential election campaigns of both contenders has made the state their prime focus. As a result the article titled – "If Pennsylvania goes, so will go the country" – presented a detailed discussion on the election scenario in Pennsylvania and its future effect on the national election.
Exotic American news aggregator and blog HuffPost, formerly The Huffington Post, has featured Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the banner news on their website. The news focuses on Biden's reaction to the Axios report that claimed Trump will declare early victory.
According to the news, Biden said that he won't let Trump steal the election this time.