The uncertainty regarding the outcome of the presidential election in Arizona continued into Wednesday night as it was revealed that there are still 600,000 votes to be counted in the state.
Only Fox News and the Associated Press have so far called Arizona's eleven electoral college seats for Joe Biden with the New York Times and CNN among the major news organization believing the race still too close to call.
It comes as it was revealed that a data feed informing media organizations of the voting tally in the state was incorrectly showing that 98 percent of its votes had been counted for a period on Wednesday morning, casting further skepticism on the early calls.
Trump's campaign remain confident that he will win Arizona once all votes are counted
Pictured, an election worker scans a ballot while processing votes in Arizona. The uncertainty regarding the outcome of the presidential election in Arizona continued into Wednesday night as it was revealed that there are still 600,000 votes to be counted in the state
In fact, only 86 percent had been tallied at the time, leaving hundreds of thousands more votes still to be taken into account.
Edison Research data incorrectly displayed the percentage of votes counted for a brief period before being rectified, according to The Hill.
The error was noted by New York Times editor Patrick LaForge, whose publication has shown a Biden lead throughout Wednesday but do not believe that his victory is yet certain.
'An error was found in the data feed from Edison Research (used by @nytimes and other news organizations) for Arizona results -- 86 percent of ballots have been counted, not 98 percent,' LaForge wrote.
Edison Research data incorrectly displayed the percentage of votes counted for a brief period before being rectified, stating that 98% of Arizona's votes had been counted
Fox News was the first, and initially the only, news organization to call Arizona for Biden on Tuesday night and they were quickly criticized by the Trump campaign for doing so.
The Associated Press has since also declared Biden the winner but they and Fox remain an unlikely duo in standing their ground with the decision.
The call was the first of the states that appeared to have flipped from red to blue, marking a major loss for the Trump campaign in this must-win state if it were accurate.
Yet the Trump campaign has argued that the voting is not yet over, dismissing the call and predicting that the president will eventually win by some 30,000 votes once all ballots are counted.
'@FoxNews is a complete outlier in calling Arizona, and other media outlets should not follow suit,' fumed Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller on Tuesday night.
'There are still 1M+ Election Day votes out there waiting to be counted - we pushed our people to vote on Election Day, but now Fox News is trying to invalidate their votes!
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller fumed at Fox's call on Tuesday night
Arizona's governor Doug Ducey also called the network's decision premature
'We believe over 2/3 of those outstanding Election Day voters are going to be for Trump. Can't believe Fox was so anxious to pull the trigger here after taking so long to call Florida. Wow,' he continued.
'Retract AZ!' added Republican National Committee spokesperson Liz Harrington.
Arizona's governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, also pushed back at the Fox News result calling it 'far too early' to have declared Biden the winner in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
'Election Day votes are not fully reported, and we haven't even started to count early ballots dropped off at the polls. In AZ, we protected Election Day. Let's count the votes—all the votes—before making declarations.'
Trump himself was enraged by the call and rang Rupert Murdoch in a fury on Tuesday night, according to reports.
A source told Vanity Fair that Trump phoned Murdoch, who owns Fox, 'to scream about the call and demand a retraction'.
The 89-year-old media mogul refused to order his staff to retract the Arizona call.
Even within Fox, the Arizona announcement allegedly angered staff, Vanity Fair reports.