Wednesday, 4 November 2020

US election: Trump laments as Biden inches towards victory

United States President, Donald Trump, has taken to Twitter lamenting the sudden large votes being recorded by his opponent, former Vice-President Joe 

Biden of the Democratic Party.

Biden has taken the lead in Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin and will be declared winner of the elections if he maintains the lead.

“They are finding Biden votes all over the place — in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our country!”, the Republican candidate tweeted.


In subsequent tweets, he said, “Wow! It looks like Michigan has now found the ballots necessary to keep a wonderful young man, John James, out of the U.S. Senate. What a terrible thing is happening!

“We are winning Pennsylvania big, but the PA Secretary of State just announced that there are “Millions of ballots left to be counted.”

The American President had, a few hours ago, claimed victory in the election and threatened to go to the Supreme Court to stop what he termed voter fraud.



The President, who was initially leading the votes in key states, suddenly witnessed his margin of victory being reduced after mail-in ballots were counted.

“How come every time they count mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?” Trump asked.


Meanwhile, Biden has won the vital battleground of Wisconsin, flipping a state won by Donald Trump in 2016 and boosting his own chances of winning the White House, US media projected.


CNN and The New York Times, citing the Associated Press, called the race in favor of the former vice president, giving him 10 more electoral votes and a total so far of 248. The magic number for victory is 270.

The Trump campaign has announced its intention to request a recount in the state, citing “reports of irregularities… which raise serious doubts about the validity of the result.”

With 94 percent of votes counted in the state, Biden led Trump by about 20,000 votes.


Barack Obama won Wisconsin by seven points in 2012. But Hillary Clinton famously did not even bother to campaign there in 2016, and ended up suffering an embarrassing defeat to Trump, by less than a percentage point.

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