'WE DID WIN THIS ELECTION': Trump calls for 'ALL voting to stop'


US Election 2020: Donald Trump prematurely claims victory in the race for the White House


President Donald Trump has falsely claimed victory in the election in an address from the White House.

As seen in the video above, the US President spoke from the East Room to a crowd of 400 mostly maskless supporters, there at his invitation.

Despite a number of crucial state results yet to be called, the president said that the ongoing counting was part of a ‘fraud’.

“This is an embarrassment to our country,” Trump said.

“We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.

“So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation, this is a very big moment, this is a major fraud on our nation.

“We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we’ll be going to the US Supreme Court.”

“We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4:00 in the morning and add them to the list, OK?”

‘We’re going to protect the integrity of this vote’

US Vice-President Mike Pence spoke briefly after Trump, urging Americans to stay vigilant.

“While the votes continue to be counted we’re going to remain vigilant,” he said.

“The right to vote has been at the centre of our democracy since the founding of this nation and we’re going to protect the integrity of this vote.

“I believe with all my heart, with the extraordinary margins you inspired in the states and the way you’ve launched this movement across the country to make America great that I truly believe as you do that we are on the road to victory and we will make America great again, again.”

 Large rally crowds have made US President Donald Trump hopeful he has a chance at being re-elected.


‘We won’t stand for it’

It’s unclear what the US President meant when he called for ‘all voting’ to stop, but he previously threatened legal action in the lead-up to election night.

Trump had earlier raised fears of delegitimate vote counts, if postal ballots were allowed to be sent after the election on November 3.

“Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people, and we won’t stand for it. We will not stand for it,” he told supporters.

The president claimed victory in the states of Georgia and North Carolina, despite any network or outlet making the same call.

He ended his speech by saying the victory was his.

“It’s a very sad - it’s a very sad moment. To me this is a very sad moment. And we will win in. As far as I’m concerned, we already have won it,” he added.

Tweet furore

Earlier, the president tweeted that he would ‘win big’, and that the Democrats are trying to ‘steal the election’.

Besides misspelling ‘polls’, Donald Trump’s tweet was deemed to be misleading by Twitter, prompting them to censor it with a warning.

 The tweet from Donald Trump reacting to the election results, which has since been censored by Twitter as "disputed information". Credit: Twitter


There were fears prior to election day that Donald Trump would claim an early victory, as a tactic to cast doubt on any votes counted after the official day.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a record-breaking number of Americans cast early votes, which could delay the final results from each state.

Biden asks for ‘faith’

The President’s speech followed Joe Biden’s address, earlier in the night.

The former Vice President said he is remaining upbeat, telling supporters in Delaware his team is “feeling good” and he can still win.

He told a parking lot full of socially-distanced fans in their cars that they’d “have to be patient” as the results unfold.

“I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election,” Biden said.

“I’m optimistic about this outcome. I want to thank every one of you who came out and voted in this election.”

His address, which went for a few minutes, ended with advice to the crowd to “keep the faith”.

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