US Election Result 2020: Donald Trump declares 'victory', says will challenge vote count in SC
Washington : While counting of votes were still going on, US President Donald Trump claimed victory in the 2020 Presidential polls. During his address to supporters and family at the White House, he accused Joe Biden of doing election fraud, and said he would move the US Supreme Court to stop votes from being counted.
“We want all voting (read counting) to stop,” he said, in an address from the White House.
“We were going to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election. Our goal is to ensure the integrity for the good of the country. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So, we will be going to US Supreme Court,” Trump said. The President further said that he was going to declare victory on Tuesday evening.
With no evidence attached and millions of votes yet to be counter, Mr Trump said, "This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was just called off."
Attacking legitimate vote-counting efforts, the President said: “Millions and millions of people voted for us. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people.”
Meanwhile, thousands of mail-in ballots remain uncounted in four states as the counting process has been suspended for the night.
The states where Trump has won are South Dakota, Utah, Missouri, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana. Meanwhile, Biden has won Delaware, Colorado, New Hampshire, District of Columbia, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and California.