Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Biden time?

Elections | Media project Joe Biden will be 46th president; Trump campaign continues legal action in close contest
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/07/20, 03:05 pm

Church bells rang out in Washington, D.C., on Saturday after most major news outlets projected Democrat Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. CNN, ABC, NBC, the Associated Press, and Fox News called the race for Biden just before noon.

The outlets said a projected win in Pennsylvania would propel Biden past the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the presidency. 

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Win, lose, or brawl

Politics | A razor-thin presidential contest defied pollsters’ landslide predictions—and showed that political foes need to talk to each other, including within the church
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/05/20, 12:22 pm

At around 9’oclock on election night, conservative commentator Henry Olsen had a sinking feeling. “I don’t like to eat crow,” he wrote on The Washington Post’s election blog, “but the more I look at the data the more I think I was too optimistic for Biden.” A minute later, Olsen added: “I’m not saying Biden won’t win the presidency.

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Margins of error

Elections | Trump declares Democratic fraud, big media swallow predictions of Biden landslide
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/04/20, 08:42 am

The sun rose on Wednesday morning to an unclear forecast for the final results of the 2020 presidential election. By daybreak, at least five crucial states still hadn’t been called: North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. 

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