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'This is a fraud on the American public': Trump claims he won the election and is 'going to the Supreme Court' to stop vote counting

Elisabetta Bianchini
·6-min read

While the U.S. election is a tight race in many key states in the country, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed he has won the election and declared that he will go to the Supreme Court to stop the vote counting.

“Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people and we won’t stand for it,” Trump said. “We were getting ready for a big celebration, we were winning everything and all of a sudden it was just called off.”

“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. So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this national.”

He said he wants “the law to be used in a proper manner” and that is why he will be “going to the Supreme Court.”

“We want all voting to stop, we don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list,” Trump said. “It’s a very sad moment.”

The U.S. President said the results have been “phenomenal,” including states like Florida, Ohio and Texas.

“It’s also clear that we have won Georgia,...they’re never going to catch us,” Trump said. “Likewise, we’ve clearly won North Carolina.”

“Arizona, we have a lot of life in that…certainly there were a lot fo votes out there that we could get because we’re now just coming into what they call Trump territory. That could be a return.”

It didn’t take long for people to call out the U.S. President’s “fraud” claims.

This came after a now deleted tweet where Trump said the Republican party is “up big” and accused the Democrats of trying to steal the election. But it was the misspelling of the word “polls” that got all the attention of the public.

Trump did end up correcting the “polls” versus “poles” issue but ran into another snag with his tweet being flagged for “misleading” information about the U.S. election.

No votes are being cast when the polls are closed as mail-in ballots were cast before that time.

‘We believe we’re on track to win this election’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has also expressed confidence in taking the presidency away from Donald Trump.

“We feel good about where we are, we really do,” Biden said in an address to the public from Wilmington, Delaware. “I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election.”

“We’re confident about Arizona, that’s a turn around, we also just called it for Minnesota and we’re still in the game in Georgia, although that’s not one we expected. We’re feeling really good about Wisconsin and Michigan.”

The former U.S. vice president also stressed that this will be a long vote counting process, especially with the mail-in ballots and early voters.

“We knew because of the unprecedented early vote and the mail-in vote that it’s going to take a while, we’re going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying votes is finished, and it ain’t over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted,” he said. “It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who’s won this election, that’s the decision of the American people, but I’m optimistic about this outcome.”

“Every time I’d walk out of my grandpa’s house up in Scranton he’d yell ‘Joey, keep the faith’... keep the faith guys we’re going to win this.”