‘They are trying to steal my election’, President Trump says as Biden looks set to beat him

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President Donald Trump claimed, without evidence, on Thursday, that the presidential election was being stolen from him.

“They are trying to steal an election, they are trying to rig an election, they’re trying to commit fraud,” President Trump said, standing behind the presidential seal at the White House in Washington D.C.

President Trump vowed to go to the Supreme Court to overturn the election results.

He complained that he was leading on election night but now he’s losing because of mail-in ballots.

He claimed that election officials were committing fraud, counting ballots that were not legally cast, and writing down fake numbers.

Trump made the allegations as Joe Biden was getting close to winning the election with victories across the country.

Biden has 264 electoral votes while President Trump has only 213.

As Joe Biden closes in, it will only be a matter of time before he’s overtaken in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

At times, it appeared as if Trump was speaking from a country without the rule of law, a dictatorship where elections are rigged or stolen.

Network commentators tagged Trump’s remarks as an attack on the country’s democracy, adding that even Russian President Vladimir Putin could not have done a better job to undermine America’s democracy and institutions.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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