US Presidential election: President Donald Trump falsely claims victory, threatens to head to supreme court
President Donald Trump falsely claimed early Wednesday November 4, that he had won the US presidential election, even though millions of legitimate votes were yet to be counted and a half-dozen battleground states were still not called.
The incumbent US President described the vote counting as a “major fraud” in a speech at the White House. He also disclosed that he will be heading to the Supreme Court.
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country.
“We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.
“A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise [people who voted for me] and we won’t stand for this.
“We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything, and all of a sudden it was just called off.
“We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court, we want all voting to stop.”
It is however unclear what Trump meant by “going to the Supreme Court,” given that the nation’s highest court is rarely the first judicial venue for a case, but rather it reviews lower court rulings.
The US President has not won re-election as of now, and key swing states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin remain too close to call.
Trump falsely claims US election victory and vows action on 'fraud' pic.twitter.com/NK2BUp444P
— The Independent (@Independent) November 4, 2020
Joe Biden on the other hand called for patience from the American people as counting in the US election might go on for days. The frontrunner said his campaign was “on track to win this election.”
Speaking at his campaign HQ in Delaware, Biden said:
“We feel good about where we are. We really do.
“I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election. We knew because of the unprecedented early vote and mail in vote, it was going to take a while and we’d have to be patient…and it ain’t over til every vote is counted.
“But we feel good about where we are.
“We could know the results as early as tomorrow morning, but it may take a little longer.
“It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to decide the outcome of this election. That’s down to the American people.”