No winner yet in U.S. election, but Trump claims victory as Biden waits for final tally
(Global News) – U.S. President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory in the presidential election Wednesday — despite no winner being declared and millions of votes waiting to be counted in several key battleground states — as Joe Biden urged Democrats to “keep the faith” and wait for the final results.
Trump spoke from the White House and claimed Biden “can’t catch us” in a number of those states, despite counting still ongoing.
“We will be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop,” he said.
“We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.”
Before Trump’s comments, Biden took to the stage in Delaware in the early hours of Wednesday with confidence.
“We believe we’re on track to win this election,” he told a crowd of supporters.
“It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to say who won this election. That’s the decision of the American people. But I’m optimistic about this outcome.”
Biden said his campaign is “confident about Arizona,” “feeling really good about Michigan,” and that Democrats are “still in the game in Georgia.”
He acknowledged that it will take time for all votes to be counted but said he’s sure he will win Pennsylvania.
Results in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona play a critical role in delivering the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the White House, and they’re still too close to call.