Trump launched new accusations on Democrats of stealing election as votes still being counted, affirms to go to court
With votes still being counted across the nation, US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched an extraordinary assault on the country’s democratic process and made stunning claims that the US election was being “stolen” from him.
Holding a press briefing from the White House, Donald Trump pushed unsupported allegations of electoral misconduct. Offering no evidence, Trump lambasted election workers and alleged fraud in the states where results from a dwindling set of uncounted votes are pushing Democrat Joe Biden nearer to victory.
"This is a case when they are trying to steal an election, they are trying to rig an election," said Trump of Democrats, whom he accused of corruption while providing no evidence.
In his first public appearance since late on Election Night, Trump amplified the conspiracy theories amid the trappings of presidential power and also urged to go to Supreme Court and
"We think we will win the election very easily. We think this is going to be a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence and it's going to end up, perhaps, at the highest court in the land....we can't have an election stolen like this," Donald Trump said.
"If you count the legal vote, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us...I have already decisively won many critical states...We won by historic numbers," Donald Trump said.
Hours earlier before Trump's briefing, Joe Biden had offered reassurances that the counting could be trusted, projecting a more presidential appearance while urging patience from Americans.
Biden took a different tack, speaking briefly to reporters after attending a Covid-19 briefing to declare that "each ballot must be counted."
"I ask everyone to stay calm. The process is working," said Biden. "It is the will of the voters. No one, not anyone else who chooses the president of the United States of America."