Trump falsely claims victory with vote count ongoing, vows to go to US Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump says without evidence that he has won the election. “We did win this election,” he declares. He says a “fraud” is being perpetrated, and says he will go to the Supreme Court to stop the vote count.

“A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people [that voted for me] and we won’t stand for it,” he says without evidence.

“What happened to the election? It’s off.”

“This is a fraud on the American public,” he charges. “This is an embarrassment for our country. We were getting ready to win this election; frankly we did win this election… This is a major fraud in our nation.”

In fact, various states are still counting millions of votes that were submitted legally, Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are locked in a tight battle, and the election is too close to call. As Trump speaks, CNN has Biden on 220 electoral college votes and Trump on 213, with 270 required for victory.

He says “we’ll be going to the US Supreme Court” to get all vote counting stopped. “We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning,” he says. “This is a very sad moment. We will win and as far as I’m concerned we already have.”

Trump says, without evidence, that he has won the races in Georgia and North Carolina, both of which are still too close to call.

In Georgia, Trump has 50.7% to Biden’s 48.1% with some 93% of ballots counted. In North Carolina, Trump has 50.1% to Biden’s 48.7% with 94% of votes tallied.

He also claims Republicans are winning in Michigan and Pennsylvania, in both of which less than 70% of the votes have been counted.

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