US Elections 2020: Donald Trump claims victory, says will move Supreme Court to stop vote counting
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed victory in the US presidential elections and said that he will approach the Supreme Court against the alleged “fraud” by his Democratic rival Joe Biden. "Frankly, we did win this election," Trump said after claiming he was winning several battleground states where votes were still being tallied.
Without providing any evidence to back his claim, Trump alleged fraud by the Democratic rival. "This is a fraud on the American public. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election...We want the law to be used in a proper manner. We'll be going to US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop," he said.
More votes still stood to be counted this year than in the past as people voted early by mail and in person in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump won the battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and Texas, dashing Biden's hopes for a decisive early victory, but Biden said he was on track to winning the White House by taking three key Rust Belt states.
Biden, 77, was eyeing the so-called "blue wall" states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that sent Trump, 74, to the White House in 2016 for possible breakthroughs once those states finish counting votes in hours or days to come. "We feel good about where we are," Biden said in his home state of Delaware, shouting over a din of supporters in cars honking their horns in approval. "We believe we're on track to win this election."
Trump has repeatedly and without evidence suggested that an increase in mail-in voting will lead to an increase in fraud, although election experts say that fraud is rare and mail-in ballots are a long-standing feature of American elections.
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta