James Woods blasts Vox’s take on election process: ‘No, it is absolutely NOT normal’

Actor James Woods took issue with Vox essentially regurgitating White House talking points to declare that it’s normal to not have election results on election night — never mind that the free state of Florida, the third most populous state in America, stands out like a beacon when it comes to efficient election management.

In reporting on what to expect Tuesday night, Vox said in a tweet, “Several states — including key swing states — may not be called on election night. That’s normal.”

Somewhat coincidentally, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre laid down that very talking point on Monday while citing early voting and vote by mail as factors in “modern elections.”

“So you heard the president say this the other night; he has been very clear on this as well. We may not know all the winners of elections for a few days,” Jean-Pierre said. “It takes time to count all legitimate ballots in a legal and orderly manner. That’s how this is supposed to work. And it’s important for us to all be patient when — while votes are being counted.”

Woods responded to the Vox tweet, “No, it is absolutely NOT normal. It is invariably cheating and corruption.”


What is “normal,” as recent history has informed us, is that the longer the counting goes on it seems to invariably benefit Democratic candidates.

The widely expected red wave failed to materialize Tuesday in much of the country — corporate media may deserve a lot of credit for staving off Republican success — but Florida saw a landslide election for the GOP with Gov. Ron DeSantis destroying his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by almost 20 points, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., winning by more than 16 points. At the same time, election officials were sweeping the floors and turning out the lights while some states in the same time zone were just beginning to release a small percentage of their results.

And while DeSantis set the standard for the nation when it comes to Republican success at the ballot box by leading boldly rather than following, challenging the media narrative smartly at every opportunity, and investing in voter registration all throughout the process, Florida also stands out as the exception while “key swing states” like Pennsylvania, Michigan and even Arizona count on into the night… and days to come in some circumstances.

While that fact alone is not immediate evidence of cheating, there’s little doubt that for many Americans, trust in our electoral process is rapidly eroding, and for all the drummed-up talk about so-called threats to democracy, that is a clear and present danger.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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