“There has been a great deal of pushback from the president, his staff, the governor of Arizona. Apparently more than a million ballots still to be counted,” said Tucker Carlson, on air, a few minutes later. “I’m not privy to the math, I’m not certain how that—even after the explanation from Chris Stirewalt—how that decision was made. So, you know, I’m sure there was a reason for it. I don’t know what it is.” Soon after that, back at his map, Bill Hemmer seemed to echo Carlson’s confusion. “Everybody’s getting the pushback on Arizona,” he said, pointing at the state. “I don’t know if this is gonna change or not, you know? Listen, our decision desk went with it. They’re telling us there’s a million votes out there. We’ll see if that’s the case throughout the night.”

There was more: “The Trump campaign is, how shall I put this, livid about the fact that Arizona was called,” Fox White House correspondent John Roberts reported around 12:20 a.m. “Frankly, there have been public calls for Fox to pull back that call. I’ll leave that to the decision desk, but that’s what the Trump campaign is saying.”