November 6, 2020, which partners with Decision Desk HQ to call election results, was one of the first (and, as this was published, still one of the only) news organizations to declare Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Vox made the call at 8:53 a.m. Eastern.

In a article, senior politics correspondent Andrew Prokop explained Decision Desk HQ’s call.

Here’s what Kay Steiger, Washington editor of, told Poynter about the call:

I feel good! Our team at Vox and our partners over at Decision Desk have been working incredibly hard. There’s still work to do, not all the states and races are called, but I’m honored to work with such an incredible team of professionals. My reporters in particular have been juggling a lot through the last two years of covering this presidential race, the pandemic, and congress, and they’ve done a phenomenal job.

Business Insider, another Decision Desk HQ partner, also called the election for Biden this morning. The Associated Press, Fox News and other organizations have not yet declared a winner. Here’s more about how AP makes its calls.

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