RealClearPolitics editor Tom Bevan on Monday debunked an assertion that his website had changed its call on Pennsylvania in the 2020 election after the false claim began to circulate widely on social media.
Bevan’s clarification came after conservative leaders including President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and Sean Spicer, the Trump White House’s inaugural press secretary, began sharing messages early Monday evening that claimed RealClearPolitics had taken Pennsylvania “away from” Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee and presumptive president-elect, and moved it to “toss-up” territory.
“This is false,” Bevan wrote in a message on Twitter, responding to the claim by Giuliani. “We never called Pennsylvania, and nothing has changed.”
Spicer acknowledged the correction later in the evening, noting the map