Trump falsely claims he has won election and demands Supreme Court stops more ballots being counted
A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people,” the president said from the East Room of the White House.
Donald Trump declared victory in his fight for a second term against former Vice President Joe Biden, saying he is poised to ask the Supreme Court to halt all vote-counting even as ballots remain untallied.
“Millions of people voted for us tonight. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people,” the president said from the East Room of the White House. “And we won’t stand for it.”
“Frankly, we did win this election,” Mr Trump said to cheering supporters.
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“We want the law to be used in a proper manner, so we’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop,” Mr Trump added. “We don’t want them finding any ballots at four in the morning and adding them to the list.”
“We feel good about where we are, we really do,” Mr Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware. “I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we're on track to win this election.”
Mr Biden led at 2:44am eastern time with 225 Electoral College votes, compared to 213 for the president, according to data from The Associated Press.