President Trump claims victory before the counting completed in key swing states

 Trump  alleged Democrats are trying to steal the elections

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he won the 2020 general election early Wednesday morning. No winner has been declared. "We were getting ready to win this election," Trump said in late-night remarks at the White House. "Frankly, we did win this election."

"This is a major fraud on our nation," Trump added, without any evidence to support his assertion.

Votes have yet to be counted and certified in multiple states, and legally every state still has time to do so. 

In the US, Americans don't directly elect the president. Instead, states appoint a number of electors equal to the number of representatives they have in Congress to the Electoral College, a system that was devised in the 18th century by the founders of the United States.

This year, states must certify their results by December 8, also known as the "safe Harbour" deadline. On December 14, electors will convene in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to formally cast their votes for president and vice president. 

Trump's anti-democratic announcement early on Wednesday came after months of the president casting doubt on the integrity of the election process and claiming without evidence that an increase in mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic would lead to widespread voter fraud and a "rigged" election outcome.

The president has also said that the results of the election should be decided on Election Night itself, despite the fact that results are never finalized that way. It's a normal part of election process for ballots to be counted days or even weeks after voters go to the polls.

It was unlikely that the American public would be left hanging for days on end. Of the 10 main battleground states, seven — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, and Texas — allow election officials to start processing and counting ballots on or before Election Day.

President Donald Trump issued statements and gave speeches on the night of the 2020 presidential election. Here is text of some statements and speeches made.

Donald Trump: (01:54)

We won the great State of Ohio. We won Texas, we won Texas. We won Texas. We won Texas by 700,000 votes and they don’t even include it in the tabulations. It’s also clear that we have won Georgia. We’re up by 2.5% or 117,000 votes with only 7% left. They’re never going to catch us. They can’t catch us. Likewise we’ve clearly won North Carolina. Where we’re up 1.4%. We’re 77,000 votes with only approximately 5% left. They can’t catch us. We also, if you look and you see Arizona, we have a lot of life in that. And somebody declared that it was a victory for us. And maybe it will be. I mean, that’s possible. But certainly there were a lot of votes out there that we could get because we’re now just coming into what they call Trump territory. I don’t know what you call it. But these were friendly Trump voters. And that could be overturned.

Donald Trump: (03:14)

The gentleman that called it, I watched tonight. He said, “Well, we think it’s fairly unlikely that he could catch.” Well, fairly unlikely and we don’t even need it. We don’t need that. That was just a state that if we would have gotten it, it would have been nice. Arizona. But there’s a possibility, maybe even a good possibility. In fact, since I saw that originally it’s been changed and the numbers have substantially come down just in a small amount of votes. So we want that obviously to stay in play. But most importantly, we’re winning Pennsylvania by a tremendous amount of votes.

Donald Trump: (04:14)

We’re up 600… Think of this. Think of this. Think of this. We’re up 690,000 votes in Pennsylvania, 690,000. These aren’t even close. This is not like, “Oh, it’s less…” With 64% of the vote in, it’s going to be almost impossible to catch. And we’re coming into good Pennsylvania areas where they happen to like your president. I mean, it’s very good. So we’ll probably expand that. We’re winning Michigan, but I’ll tell you, I looked at the numbers. I said, “Wow.” I looked, I said, “Wow, that’s a lot.” By almost 300,000 votes and 65% of the voters in and we’re winning Wisconsin. And I said, “Well, we don’t need all of them. We need…” Because when you add Texas in, which wasn’t added, I spoke with the really wonderful governor of Texas just a little while ago, Greg Abbott, he said, “Congratulations.” He called me to congratulate me on winning Texas.

Donald Trump: (05:26)

I mean, we won Texas. I don’t think they finished quite the tabulation, but there’s no way. And it was almost complete, but he congratulated me. Then he said, “By the way, what’s going on? I’ve never seen anything like this.” Can I tell you what nobody has? So we won by 107,000 votes with 81% of the vote. That’s Michigan. So when you take those three States in particular and you take all of the others, I mean, we have so many… We had such a big night. You just take a look at all of these States that we’ve won tonight, and then you take a look at the kind of margins that we’ve won it by, and all of a sudden, it’s not like we’re up 12 votes and we have 60% left. We won States. And all of a sudden I said, “What happened to the election? It’s off?” And we have all these announce saying what happened? And then they said, “Oh.”

Donald Trump: (07:28)

This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election. 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 in 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 four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. Okay? It’s a very sad moment. To me this is a very sad moment and we will win this. And as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.

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