US President Donald Trump has tried to stop counting of the votes despite the fact that the total votes have not been counted.
Trump took to Twitter to express his displeasure on suffering a brutal defeat at the hands of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
A while later, Trump tweeted, “Stop the fraud” but the tweet was flagged on Twitter causing further embarrassment to Trump who has minimal chances of winning the elections.
Previously, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, on Wednesday, were locked in a tight race in Wisconsin as America turned its attention to the same Midwestern swing states that proved decisive in the election four years ago. With Biden holding onto a slight lead in Wisconsin, the President has spoken that he intends to request a recount.
With almost all votes tallied, Biden holds a miniscule lead of 0.6 percent over Trump, a small enough margin to allow Trump to appeal for a recount, which his campaign later confirmed that he would.
“Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we always knew that it would be,” Trump 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien said. “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
Biden also flipped Arizona and Georgia remained in play as well. With his win in Arizona, Biden could now afford to lose states where he is in a lead by a narrow margin, or Pennsylvania, where the counting of votes could take hours, or even days, to conclude.
Biden’s campaign expressed confidence about the results on Wednesday. Besides winning in Arizona and Nebraska’s 2nd District, he’s doing well in the Midwest states as well as in Georgia and Nevada, the Democratic nominee’s campaign said. Biden’s officials also said that they expect to win Wisconsin and Michigan and directed attention to a great number of votes yet to be counted, sent through mail-in ballots in Philadelphia, which would reduce Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania.
“Joe Biden is on track to win this election, and he will be the next president of the United States,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said.
Trump officials, on the other hand, said Biden’s leads would not translate to a Democratic victory. While talking to reporters via a call, they predicted a narrow win in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Arizona, and called for a recount in Wisconsin depending on how narrow the margin turns out to be. It was later confirmed that they would indeed seek a recount.
“If we count all legal ballots, the president wins,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said.
Trump started the day ahead in two of the three Great Lakes states, but most experts already expected that to happen because the states tallied Election Day votes first, which were predicted to be in favor of the Republican. Democrats, however, cast a great number of mail-in ballots, which take longer to count, and in some states, are only tallied once the Election Day votes have been counted. The swing in Michigan and the Atlanta area in Georgia have shown votes counted later could indeed sway the outcome in Biden’s favor.
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