Trump claims that Democrats are trying to steal the election from him
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump alleged that if just the votes that he described as legal were totaled, he would win the election against Democrat Joe Biden. He said, reading a prepared speech to reporters in the White House: If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us. If you count the votes that came in late, we’re looking at them very strongly. A lot of votes came in late.
He also added: I’ve already decisively won massive victories in many critical states… despite historic election interference from big media, big money and big tech. As everybody saw, we won by historic numbers and the pollsters got it knowingly wrong.
Trump repeated his unfounded allegations that Democrats are attempting to steal the election from him and accused Democrats of tremendous corruption and fraud, talking about the voting tickets submitted by mail. He also repeated during his speech several statements that he had posted on Twitter.
Trump has launched unfounded allegations of electoral misconduct and declared that the continuous vote count of ballots that were submitted before and on Election Day should stop.
Trump followed up with an all-caps official campaign declaration, saying: IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I EASILY WIN THE ELECTION! IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, THEY CAN STEAL THE ELECTION FROM US!
The campaign of Trump engaged in a series of legal activities for trying to improve the Republican president’s chances, demanding a recount in Wisconsin and making lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia. But Judges in Georgia and Michigan rapidly rejected there on Thursday the campaign lawsuits of Trump.
Biden is competing with Trump on the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them in the White House. According to the AP tally, Biden has 264, whereas Trump has 214.