Trump falsely claimed victory as votes still are being counted

Trump Falsely Tries To Claim Victory As Votes Still Are Being Counted
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House. Source: GETTY IMAGES
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Daily US Times: In a speech on election night, President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory in several key states, but media watchers all have deemed too close to call, threatened lawsuits to block any further vote-counting, and preemptively claimed victory by saying “frankly, we did win the election” — a startling false claim as tens of millions of ballots are still left to be counted.

lanked by First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs Pence, the President inaccurately claimed he had “clearly” won in North Carolina and Georgia and was on track to take Pennsylvania, even though all three states still have millions of votes uncounted and no news outlet has projected a winner.

The President insisted — without evidence — that Democrats are “trying to disenfranchise” his supporters, vowing to stop unspecified efforts to delegitimize the election.

Mr Trump promised to go to the Supreme Court to stop late vote-counting, sying “we don’t want them to find any ballots … and add them to the list.”

Democratic challenger Joe Biden also addressed his supporters earlier Wednesday morning. He claimed he is “on track to win this election” but stopped short of declaring victory. The former Vice President insisted that all ballots need to be counted even if it means waiting awhile for results.

In the last few months, Donald Trump baselessly questioning the election’s integrity and threatening to reject an unfavorable result.

The President and his allies falsely claimed and spread false rumors about voter fraud, demanded that states cut off vote-counting on election night even if many mail-in ballots are uncounted, and reportedly contemplated a premature victory speech.

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