President Donald Trump has again claimed he is being cheated out of the 2020 US Election without providing any evidence.

“If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” he told reporters in the White House.

“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 into them very strongly.”

Joe Biden is currently on the precipice of claiming the White House with hundreds of thousands of votes, predominantly mail-in ballots, still being counted.

Trump claims Democrats are trying to prevent Republican officials from watching over vote counting processes.

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House. Credit: Evan Vucci/AP
President Donald Trump supporters gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa County Elections Department office.
President Donald Trump supporters gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa County Elections Department office. Credit: Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images
 

He alleged people are being kept “so far away” from voting centres that they’re using binoculars.

“This is a case where they are trying to steal an election, to rig an election and we can’t let that happen.”

He further claimed that votes have been lodged after polls closed, another allegation he failed to provide evidence for.

“Democrat officials believe they could never win the election and that is why they did the mail-in ballots where there is tremendous corruption and fraud going on,” he said.

Trump left his press briefing without taking questions.
‘It’s frankly pathetic’ - CNN

CNN Anchor Jake Tapper described it as a “sad night for the United States of America”.

“To hear their president say that, to falsely accuse people of trying to steal the election, to attack democracy that way with his feast of falsehoods.

“Lie after lie after lie of the election being stolen, no evidence, for what he’s saying.

“It’s not true, it’s ugly, it’s frankly pathetic.”
 

 
An armed protester outside the Maricopa County Elections Department. 
 

At time of publication, Biden has 253 electoral college votes and Trump has 213, according to CNN projections. The winner requires 270 to claim the White House.

For Biden to become President, he needs to win two of Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia, or win Pennsylvania.

Trump needs to win Pennsylvania, as well as three of Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia.

The latter holds a slim lead in Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, with Biden leading in Nevada and Arizona.

A majority of the votes left to be counted are mail-in ballots, which will likely skew in the Democrats’ favour.

 

Credit: 7News Australia

 





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