With votes nonetheless being counted throughout the nation, US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a rare assault on the nation’s democratic course of and made gorgeous claims that the US election was being “stolen” from him.
Holding a press briefing from White House, Donald Trump pushed unsupported allegations of electoral misconduct. Offering no proof, Trump lambasted election employees and alleged fraud within the states the place outcomes from a dwindling set of uncounted votes are pushing Democrat Joe Biden nearer to victory.
“This is a case when they are trying to steal an election, they are trying to rig an election,” stated Trump of Democrats, whom he accused of corruption whereas offering no proof.
In his first public look since late on Election Night, Trump amplified the conspiracy theories amid the trimmings of presidential energy and in addition urged to go to Supreme Court and
“We think we will win the election very easily. We think this is going to be a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence and it’s going to end up, perhaps, at the highest court in the land….we can’t have an election stolen like this,” Donald Trump stated.
“If you count the legal vote, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us….I have already decisively won many critical states….We won by historic numbers,” Donald Trump stated.
Hours earlier earlier than Trump’s briefing, Joe Biden had provided reassurances that the counting may very well be trusted, projecting a extra presidential look whereas urging endurance from Americans.
Biden took a distinct tack, talking briefly to reporters after attending a Covid-19 briefing to declare that “each ballot must be counted.”
“I ask everyone to stay calm. The process is working,” stated Biden. “It is the will of the voters. No one, not anyone else who chooses the president of the United States of America.”
(With inputs from AP, Reuters)
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