THE DECIDING STATES
PENNSYLVANIA – 20 electoral college votes
BIDEN 49.6% 3,335,724
TRUMP 49.1% 3,311, 310
BIDEN WINS: 34,414
NEVADA – 6 ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES
BIDEN 49.91% 642,604
TRUMP 47.92% 616, 905
BIDEN WINS: 25,699
ARIZONA - 11 electoral college votes
Results expected Saturday.
BIDEN 49.5% 1,626,943
TRUMP 48.9% 1,606,370
BIDEN LEADS, 20,573
Fox and the AP called Arizona for Biden on Election Day, but others held back as mail-in votes are counted. Mail-in ballots are trending towards Trump in Arizona.
GEORGIA – 16 electoral colleges votes – RECOUNT INEVITABLE
Results expected Saturday but officials have already said there will be a recount because the margin is so small
49.4% BIDEN – 2,457,540
49.3% TRUMP - 2,454,207
Biden leads by 7,248
Joe Biden is on the cusp of declaring victory in the presidential election after taking the lead in the state of Georgia early on Friday morning, while Donald Trump clings to a narrow lead in other swing states that are still counting votes.
In Georgia, the latest figures puts both candidates in equal standing in terms of percentage points with each currently holding 49.4 per cent of the state vote.
There are now fewer than 10,000 votes that remain uncounted in the state across seven counties, in addition to any overseas and military ballots that are due at 5pm. As many as 8,889 of those could come in.
Biden’s lead is less than 1 percent.
Despite being able to count more than 5million votes since the polls closed on Tuesday night, there has been an agonizing delay in the final tens of thousands in the key swing states cross the country.
Poll officials have no real answer for why it is taking so long. They said on Friday morning that ‘hopefully’ a final result would come today.
If Biden takes Georgia, then he only needs to hold his lead in either Nevada or Arizona to be declared the winner. Results in both states are expected later today.
If Trump loses Georgia, he has no path to victory. The best he can do is to tie with Biden, but would need to claim victory in every state remaining in play.
Biden is also narrowing Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania, reduced from 600,000 on election day to a little over 18,000 in the early hours of Friday with around 140,000 ballots left to count. An update from the state is expected in the next few hours.
Despite the grim outlook, Trump is unlikely to concede amid a slew of legal action by his campaign and unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud.
Trump renewed those attacks on Thursday night in his first TV appearance since election day itself, where he called the entire presidential election into question, claiming it was rigged against him from start to finish by a vast conspiracy.
In his 17-minute tirade he claimed he was the victim of ‘big media, big money and big tech’ coming together to commit ‘historic election interference’ to give Joe Biden the presidency.
He claimed that if all ‘legal votes’ were counted he would win the election as he charged Democrats with trying to steal the contest ‘corruptly’ through mail-in ballots in a suddenly-announced White House address delivered as his tiny voting leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia slipped further.
All three broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC – cut away from the press conference before it finished, warning their viewers that Trump had made ‘a number of false statements’ that needed clarifying.
MSNBC was the first to cut away, as anchor Brian Williams warned ‘here we go again’, but Fox News and CNN covered it in full.
In a series of tweets sent at 2.30am Washington time, Trump continued his tirade – attacking social media regulation, making baseless claims of fraud, casting doubt over several close Senate races, and calling on the Supreme Court to intervene.
Joe Biden remained narrow favorite to win the presidency on Friday, with results in a number of key swing states expected before the end of the day.
Having narrowly won the swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan, he has more routes to the White House open to him – with Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina yet to be called.
A win in Pennsylvania would hand him the presidency even if all the other states go to Trump. Holding his lead in Arizona and Nevada would also hand him the win.
Meanwhile Trump needs most of the outstanding states to go his way to stand a chance of winning.
Biden also gave a speech Thursday, calling for calm and patience while the votes are counted, insisting once again that when the dust has settled he will have beaten Trump.
‘Democracy is sometimes messy. It sometimes requires a little patience as well,’ the former vice president said from the stage of Wilmington’s Queen theater late Thursday afternoon.
‘So I ask everyone to stay calm, all people to stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed and we’ll know very soon.’
He also tweeted: ‘No one is going to take our democracy away from us. Not now, not ever. America has come too far, fought too many battles, and endured too much to let that happen.
‘Keep the faith, folks.’
Meanwhile Donald Trump Jr gave a speech in Georgia, where Trump’s lead is now just a few hundred votes, calling for his father to ‘fight to the death’ and urging him to ‘go to war’ to ‘expose all of the fraud that has been going on for far too long.’
‘Americans need to know that this is not a banana republic and right now very few people have faith that’s not the case,’ he added.
At the podium in the briefing room on Thursday night, President Trump read from from a script and listed his grievances at Biden’s campaign, ‘suppression polls’ and ‘fraud.’
He left without taking a question as CNN’s White House reporter Jim Acosta shouted: ‘Are you a sore loser?’ – then his press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had to scuttle back to the podium because he had forgotten to take his notes with him.
Trump’s condemnation of the entire democratic system and his growing list of enemies was switched off rapidly by TV network after TV network.
MSNBC anchor Brian Williams said as they turned away less than a minute in: ‘Here we go again.’
Trust me I won: Donald Trump takes to the White House briefing room podium to claim he won
End of the show: As Trump spoke from the WHite House podium TV network after TV network turned off his conspiracy-theory laden tirade
CNN was among the few channels to air the president’s full speech, after which Anderson Cooper said Trump was ‘like an obese turtle flailing in the sun.’
‘That is the President of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun realizing his time is over,’ Cooper said on air.
‘But he just hasn’t accepted it and he wants to take everybody down with him, including this country.’
Republicans also turned on him within minutes with Larry Hogan, the Maryland governor, saying: ‘There is no defense. No person or election is more important than our democracy.’ GOP rep Adam Klinzinger called it ‘insane.’
At the briefing room podium – where the only aide with him was White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnanany – Trump appeared downcast as he listed his enemies and claimed a victory which nobody has handed to him.
‘If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us,’ he said during what he called a press conference.
Joe Biden tweeted a rebuke shortly after he finished saying: ‘No one is going to take our democracy away from us.
‘Not now, not ever. America has come too far, fought too many battles, and endured too much to let that happen.’
Trump unloaded on the democratic process again in a series of tweets posted at 2.30am Washington time, hitting out at laws regulating social media (top), voting (center) and tight races that could decide control of the Senate
Trump, whose campaign has launched lawsuits in several battleground states, spoke more about the polls than he did about his own campaign, calling them ‘phony’ and ‘suppression polls,’ claiming that errors by pollsters were a deliberate attempt to keep his supporters at home.
Then he turned on his own party saying that because of him was no ‘blue wave,’ referring to Democrats’ failure to win the Senate and add to their majority in the House.
That was a coded attack on Republicans’ most senior figures who have refused to come out in support of his claims of fraud. His son Don Jr. railed against Republicans earlier in similar terms – but Mitch McConnell has said that every vote must be counted.
‘We won by historic numbers. And the pollsters got it knowingly wrong, they got it knowingly wrong. We had polls that were so ridiculous and everybody knew it at the time. There was no blue wave that they predicted,’ Trump said.
Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania is slipping and in Georgia too Biden is creeping up on him, while Biden remains ahead in Nevada and Arizona. Biden needs only Pennsylvania to win, taking him to 273 electoral college votes, or Nevada and Arizona, taking him to 270. In contrast Trump would need to secure North Carolina, Arizona and Pennsylvania to secure 271.
Trump had not been seen for more than 36 hours after appearing in the White House East Room at 2.30am on Wednesday morning in front of cheering fans in MAGA hats to claim then that he had ‘won.’
But he spoke after a measured Biden asked Americans to be patient and calm as they waited for the final ballots in the presidential race to be counted – amid mounting anxiety over the long wait for results, and concern about public order.
‘Democracy is sometimes messy. It sometimes requires a little patience as well,’ the former vice president said from the stage of Wilmington’s Queen theater late Thursday afternoon.
‘So I ask everyone to stay calm, all people to stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed and we’ll know very soon.’
In the same brief statement, the Democratic nominee assured supporters that he and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, would come out on top.
In contrast Trump spent the his press conference railing. ‘We grew our party by 4 million voters, the greatest turnout in Republican party history. Democrats are the party of the big donors, the big media, the big tech, it seems and Republicans have become the party of the American worker and that’s what’s happened,’ Trump said.
He accused the media of giving Biden strong poll numbers as a way of keeping his voters at home.
That’s all folks: Trump left the stage without taking questions. The only aide who went with him was Kayleigh McEnany, his White House press secretary. There was no sign of Vice President Mike Pence
Forgotten and almost lost: Trump left his prepared script, in giant text and scrawled on with sharpie at the podium and it had to be retrieved by press secretary Kayleigh McEnany
One page of Trump’s notebook contained talking points on Georgia (left), which he is now poised to lose, and the other appeared to contain unsubstantiated claims of illegal voting (right)
MAGA is here: As Donald Trump spoke, his supporters in Arizona were demanding the count go on while his lawyers in Pennsylvania were demanding it stops
Damning verdict: Larry Hogan, the Republican Maryland governor became its most senior voice to speak out. Adam Kinzinger is a Republican congressman from Illinois who was one of the first of his party to slam Trump
‘As everyone now recognizes media polling was election interference in the truest sense of that word.
‘By powerful special interests, these really phony polls, I have to call them phony polls, state polls, were designed to keep our voters at home, create the illusion of momentum for Mr. Biden and diminish Republicans abilities to raise funds.
‘They were what’s called suppression polls, everyone knows that now. And it’s never been used to the extent that it’s been used on this last election,’ he said.
He went on to accuse Democrats of tinkering with the election in states with outstanding results.
‘There are now only a few states yet to be decided in the presidential race. The voting apparatus of those states are run in all cases by Democrats,’ he said.
In fact Arizona and Georgia – two critical states that are still counting ballots – have Republican governors; Nevada’s secretary of state is a Democrat and Pennsylvania’s rules on counting were set by its Republican legislature.
He pointed to his campaign’s lawsuits, which have alleged voter fraud but offered no proof of the allegations. Two were thrown out by judges Thursday, one claiming fraud for lack of any evidence.
‘There’s tremendous litigation going on and this is a case where they’re trying to steal an election. They’re trying to rig an election and we can’t let that happen,’ he said.
PENNSYLVANIA: Supporters of U.S. president Donald Trump hold signs and chant slogans during a protest outside the Philadelphia Convention center
ARIZONA: Far right radio host Alex Jones walks through the rally of pro Trump supporters outside the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office last night in Phoenix
Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators face police during a protest at Union Square in New York, New York, USA last night
NEW YORK: Ten people were arrested during demonstrations in Manhattan on Friday as Americans demanded that votes be counted
People demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol to urge that all votes be counted
Donald Trump supporters get into an altercation with a driver that stopped to voice his support of Joe Biden during a protest about the Nevada vote outside Clark County Election Department
Trump supporters gather in Miami, Florida, to protest what they have deemed as election fraud from the Biden camp
Trump supporters wave flags and chant ‘Stop the Cheat!’ as they gather to rally at Lake Eola Park in Orlando
WASHINGTON DC: Crowds of both Boden and Trump supporters convene on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.
Philadelphia police arrested two men who were allegedly involved in a plot to attack the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday night
The blizzard of litigation he promised had been beset throughout the day by problems.
In Georgia, superior court judge James Bass said there was ‘no evidence’ to the Trump suit’s claims that a 53 ballots arrived late and got mixed with other ballots. In Michigan, Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled against the Trump campaign’s push to stop the count in order to gain additional access for its observers. ‘I have no basis to find that there is a substantial likelihood of success on the merits,’ she said.
In Nevada, he sent Ric Grenell, his former acting director of national intelligence to announce legal claims that out of state residents had been voting.
But the press conference went badly wrong when Grenell refused to say what his name was and was laughed at by reporters then chased into a van refusing to answer questions on what evidence he had.
In Pennsylvania, the campaign claimed they were ‘banned’ from watching poll counters in Philadelphia and are now suing in federal court.
And Jared Kushner was reported to be looking for a ‘James Baker’ figure to lead the litigation – hardly a vote of confidence in Rudy Giuliani who had been its public face for the last 48 hours.
Don Jr. headed to Georgia after tweeting a demand for ‘total war,’ and retweeting an appeal from a Trump supporter for a mass protest in Detroit against the count. Many of his tweets were flagged by Twitter.
Before he spoke Trump has responded to Biden’s leads in Arizona and Nevada and his gains in Pennsylvania and Georgia on Twitter, often all in capitals. Several Tweets have been flagged by Twitter as misinformation.
Biden did not mention Trump’s name Thursday.
But he did make a comment that was clearly aimed at Trump and his campaign team’s legal efforts to stall vote-counting and rhetorical efforts to call into question the legitimacy of the election.
‘In America, the vote is sacred. It’s how people of this nation express their will. And it is the will of the voters, no one, not anything else, that chooses the president of the United States of America,’ Biden said. ‘So each ballot must be counted.’
Earlier Thursday, Biden was at the Queen to participate in a COVID-19 and also an economic briefing. He also made an appearance at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware Wednesday, where he again told Americans they needed to wait – but that he would win.
The appearance in Delaware was clearly intended to cast Biden as presidential and paint a contrast to Trump.
The plea for calm also spoke to increasing concerns about public order.
Address to America: Joe Biden appeared with running mate Kamala Harris at his side to plead for calm and patience over the vote count
Public statement: ’We continue to feel, the senator and I, we continue to feel very good about where things stand,’ Biden said. ‘We have no doubt that when the count is finished Sen. Harris and I will be declared the winners.’
In Michigan, Arizona and Nevada, Trump supporters, some of them armed have descended on counting locations.
And in New York there were arrests Wednesday after a pro-Biden ‘count every vote’ protest descended into violence.
The president had launched a furious tweet demanding that the count be stopped early Thursday morning then said his campaign would sue in any state where Joe Biden had already been declared a winner.
Nevada, Arizona and Georgia had expected to finish their counts Thursday but then changed expectations.
The extraordinary focus on the counting in individual states is unprecedented.
The legal devices being used by Republicans to challenge election results
Michigan – stop votes being counted and review ballots
Called for Biden with 99 per cent of ballots counted
Donald Trump yesterday filed a lawsuit in the battleground state of Michigan seeking to halt vote-counting and review counted ballots.
Campaign manager Bill Stepien said Republicans had not been given ‘meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process’.
He claims this violates state law.
Georgia – secure and account for late mail-in ballots
Too early to call. Trump ahead by 0.5 points with 98 per cent of ballots counted
President Trump and the Georgia Republican Party have filed a lawsuit against election officials in Chatham County, asking a judge to order all late ballots be secured and accounted for.
It was filed after a Republican observer claims to have witnessed mail-in ballots which arrived after the 7pm deadline added to a pile of lawful votes to be counted.
Sean Pumphry, a registered GOP poll-watcher, said he saw 53 unprocessed ballots added to processed ones.
Wisconsin – recount the ballots
Called for Biden with 99 per cent of ballots counted
The Trump campaign last night announced it would demand a recount of ballots in Wisconsin after an ultra-tight race.
Biden only edged a victory in the state, leading Trump by just 0.53 per cent of the vote.
Wisconsin state law allows campaigns to pay for a recount if the margin of defeat is less than 1 per cent.
Pennsylvania – multiple legal challenges
Won’t know until Friday. Biden ahead by three points with 89 per cent of ballots counted
The Trump campaign yesterday said it will wade into a case currently before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, over whether late mail-in ballots can be counted.
Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar ruled ballots that arrived up to three days late could be counted, which is currently being challenged by state Republicans.
Trump’s lawyers now plan to ‘intervene’ in this case.
Stop counting until transparency guarantees
Like in Georgia, he also said Trump would be suing to stop ‘Democrat election officials from hiding the ballot counting and processing’ from GOP poll-watchers.
He claimed that Republican observers in Philadelphia were ordered to stand 25 metres away from counting staff, making it impossible to watch.
And like in Michigan, the Trump campaign is suing to halt vote counting until ‘meaningful transparency’ is guaranteed.
Voter ID challenge
Trump has accused Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar of unilaterally extending the deadline by which mail-in voters whose voter ID was missing to provide proof.
Under state law, first-time mail-in and absentee voters must provide identification.
The wafer-thin margins in each state mean that every ballot now counts to the result. In a normal year, the states’ results would have been called quickly by television networks and the Associated Press and the count gone on quietly in the background.
But this time, with unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots fueling a record turnout, the calls were not made and instead it is official counts which regularly take days or even weeks to be completed, certified and declared which have become the focus of public attention.
In each state:
Nevada’s six electoral votes would put Biden exactly at 270 in the AP’s count – handing him the presidency.
Nevada released another tranche of votes Thursday that expanded Biden’s lead to 12,000.
Georgia also released additional votes counts that resulted in Trump’s lead going down to about 13,500 votes.
The state has about 50,000 absentee ballots left to be counted – along with provisional ballots, military ballots, and votes from Americans living overseas.
Trump, with 214 electoral votes, faces a much higher hurdle to 270. He would need to win all four remaining battleground states: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada.
The Trump campaign expressed confidence the president will get a second term in the White House.
‘By end of tomorrow – Friday – it will be clear that President Trump and Vice President Pence will serve another term in the White House,’ campaign senior adviser Jason Miller told reporters in a press call on Thursday morning.
The Biden campaign expressed similar confidence.
‘Our data shows that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,’ Dillon said.
As the count dragged on, Trump expressed confidence he will win the election but said his campaign will sue in the battleground states Joe Biden won, a sign his team is not confident the vote tallies will come out in his favor.
‘All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud. Plenty of proof – just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!,’ Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.
Additionally, Trump has demanded the nation stop counting votes in the presidential election.
He also launched a barrage of litigation.
In Nevada, which could hand Biden the presidency should he win its six electoral votes, he claimed non-residents were being allowed to vote.
The Trump campaign had a legal victory in Pennsylvania on Thursday when a judge ruled ballot observers can watch officials count ballots within six feet. Representatives of both campaigns were in the room to watch the counts but at a further distance because of the coronavirus. A county judge agreed with the Trump campaign, but Democrats appealed to the state Supreme Court.
The Biden campaign accused the Trump team of using the court system to delay the inevitable.
‘What we’re seeing on these legal suits are that they are meritless and nothing more than an attempt to distract and delay what is now inevitable – Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,’ campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon told reporters Thursday morning.
‘STOP THE COUNT!,’ the president tweeted Thursday as state officials continued to make their way through the legally cast votes. Trump has spent the past few days holed up in the White House, speaking to advisers about the race.
If state officials stop counting now and the election were called on the current tallies as the president seems to be demanding – Biden would win. The president needs to make up vote gaps in Arizona and Nevada in order to win the election – in other words he needs officials there to keep counting the ballots.
Trump later added this tweet: ‘ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!’
The president was likely referring to Pennsylvania, where officials are counting any mail-in ballot received by Friday as long as it is post marked by Election Day. Trump currently leads in the state but Biden is slowing making up ground as the mail-in votes are counted. More Democrats than Republicans used the mail-in voting option.
However he did not state the law as it exists. The state was in the process of counting ballots that did not come in after Election Day. And the change to allow ballots that come in for three days after was upheld by the state supreme court in a decision the U.S. Supreme Court let stand. The Trump camp could try to challenge the post-election day ballots again later in the process.
Twitter put a warning on several of the president’s tweets.
And the Trump campaign released a statement from the president to clarify his tweets: ‘IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I EASILY WIN THE ELECTION! IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, THEY CAN STEAL THE ELECTION FROM US!’
The situation in Pittsburgh is complicated by about 30,000 outstanding ballots, where a vendor sent the wrong ballots to voters and had to reissue new ballots with the correct races.
Poll workers now have to examine these ballots to make sure that people don’t vote twice, or, if they sent in the wrong ballot, they didn’t vote in races they aren’t eligible for.
They cannot legally be counted until Friday when Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh sits, swears in a special board to examine these ballots, as required by law.
Biden has been closing the gap with Trump in Pennsylvania as mail-in ballots are counted.
And in Chatham County, Georgia, where Savannah is located, a judge ruled against the Trump campaign’s legal challenge to some absentee ballots. The judge declared officials took the proper precautions to ensure it was legal ballots that were counted. Trump’s lead in Georgia fell to fewer than 20,000 votes as more vote totals were released.
As President Trump offers unsubstantiated charges of election fraud, pro-Trump demonstrators have showed up at vote counting centers in Nevada, Arizona, and Detroit demanding that all votes be counted.
The results of the election remain unclear but Biden is inches towards victory as mail-in ballots are tallied.
Trump has falsely claimed these votes are illegitimate because they are being counted after the election. The votes were legally cast before Election Day but the process to count mail-in ballots takes longer as they have to be checked against voter rolls to confirm it’s a legal ballot from a registered voter – just as when someone who votes in person has to confirm their identity with a poll worker before receiving a ballot.
In Arizona overnight, armed pro-Trump protesters descended on a counting center in Maricopa County, after Biden’s commanding 200,000-vote lead was slashed to just 68,000 as ballots continued being tallied.
They faced off with police and security outside the counting center, chanting that every vote should be counted with the result in the balance. At least one person made it inside, forcing the center to close with staff locked in.
Read Trump’s 17-minute White House statement attacking US democracy and the ‘conspiracies’ against him
Thank you very much. Good evening.
I’d like to update the American people with our efforts to protect the election.
If you count the legal vote, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us. If you count the votes that came in late, we’re looking at them very strongly.
A lot of votes came in late.
I’ve already won many critical states, including Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio.
We’ve won — election interference.
As everybody saw, we won by historic numbers. And they got it knowingly wrong. It’s so ridiculous and everybody knew it at the time.
There is no blue wave that they predicted. They thought there was going to be a big blue wave. That was false. Instead, there was a big red wave and it’s been properly acknowledged by the media.
I think they were very impressed, but that was after the fact. That doesn’t do us any good.
We kept the senate, despite having twice as many seats to protect as Democrats. And really, and much more competitive states, we did a fantastic job with the senate. I think we’re very proud of what’s happened there.
They spent more on senate races in South Carolina and Kentucky alone, two races and hundreds — races and hundreds of millions of dollars against us.
Opponents and major donors were wall street bankers and special interests.
Our major donors were police officers, farmers, and everyday citizens.
For the first time ever, we lost zero races in the House.
I was talking to Kevin McCarthy today. He said he couldn’t believe it. We won new seats, with many more on the way.
This is also the year of the Republican woman. More Republican women were elected to congress than ever before. That’s a great achievement. I won the largest share of non-white voters of any republican, including historic numbers of Latino, African-American, Asian American, and Native American voters, the largest ever in our history.
We grew our party by 4 million voters, the greatest turnout in Republican party history.
Democrats are the party of the big donors, the big media, the big tech it seems, and Republicans have become the party of the American worker, and that’s what happened. And we’re also the party of inclusion. A
s everybody recognizes, media polling was election interference in the truest sense of that word, by powerful special interests. These really phony polls — I have to call them phony polls, fake polls, designed to create the illusion of momentum for Mr. Biden and diminish Republicans ability to raise funds.
They were what’s called suppression polls. Everyone knows that now.
To highlight just a few examples, the day before the election, Quinnipiac, which was wrong on every occasion that I know of, had Joe Biden up by five points in Florida. And they were off by 8.4 points and I won Florida easily, easily. I ended up winning Florida by a lot. Other than that, they were very accurate.
They had him up four points in Ohio, and they were up by 12.2 points. And they also won Ohio, the great state of Ohio, there easily. They had Joe Biden up 17 points in Wisconsin, and it was basically even. They were off by about 17 point. And they knew that. They were not stupid people. They knew that, suppression.
There are states yet to be decided in the presidential race. The voting apparatus of this state are run, in all cases, by Democrats. We were winning in all the key locations by a lot, actually, and then our numbers started miraculously getting whittled away, in secret, and they wouldn’t allow, legally permissible observers.
We went to court in a couple of instances and we were able to get the observers put in. They wanted them 60, 70 feet away, 100 feet away, to observe.
There is lots of litigation. There is tremendous amount of litigation because of how unfair this process was. And I predicted that.
I talked about mail-in voting for a long time. It’s really destroyed our system. It’s a corrupt system. And it’s made as corrupt, even if we are not corrupt by nature. It’s too easy. They wait and wait and you see that on election night.
We were ahead in North Carolina by a lot, tremendous number of votes. And we’re still ahead by a lot, but not as many because they’re finding ballots all of a sudden.
It’s amazing how these mail-in ballots are all one-sided. I know it’s supposed to be to the advantage of the Democrats. But in all cases, they are one-sided.
We were up by 700,000 votes in Pennsylvania. I won Pennsylvania by a lot. And that gets whittled down to, now we’re up by 90,000 votes.
They will keep coming and coming and coming and they don’t want us to have observers, although we won a court case. And they’re appealing. Actually, they’re appealing. We won a case we want people to watch, and they’re appealing. That’s interesting. I wonder why they’re appealing.
Likewise in Georgia, I won by a lot, a lot, with a lead getting close to 300,000 votes on election night in Georgia — and by the way, got whittled down, and now it’s getting to be to a point where I’ll be winning by a lot by perhaps even being down a little bit.
In Georgia, a pipe burst, totally unrelated to the location, and they stopped counting and a lot of things happened. The election apparatus in Georgia is run by Democrats.
We’ve had margins of 300,000. Michigan, we won the state. In Wisconsin, we did likewise, fantastically well. And that got whittled down. In every case, they got whittled down. We’re on track to win Arizona. We only need to carry 55% of the remaining vote, 55% margins, and that’s a margin that we’ve significantly exceeded, so we’ll see what happens with that.
Our goal is to defend the integrity of the election. We will not allow the corruption to steal such an important election, or any election for that matter, and we can’t allow silence of anybody to silence our voters and manufacture results.
I’ve been doing a lot of public things for a long time. I’ve never had anything that’s been as inspirational by people calling, talking, sending things to us.
I’ve never seen such love and such affection and such spirit as I’ve seen for this. People know what happening and they’ve seen what’s happening.
There are many instances, which will be reported very shortly. There is tremendous litigation going on. And this is a case where they are trying to steal an election. They are trying to rig an election. We can’t let that happen.
They cannot be responsible for engineering the outcome of the presidential race.
In Pennsylvania, Democrats have gone to the state supreme court to try to ban our election observers very strongly. We won the case, but they’re going forward. They don’t want anybody watching them as they count the ballots. And I can’t imagine why. There is no legitimate reason why they would not want to have people watching this process.
Because if it’s straight, they should be proud of it. Instead, they are trying obviously to commit fraud. There’s no question about that.
In Philadelphia, observers are kept far away, very far away. So far, that people are using binocular’s.
There’s been tremendous problems caused, paper on all of the windows so you can’t see in, and the people that are banned are very unhappy and have become somewhat violent.
The 11th circuit ruled that in Georgia, the votes have been in by election day, that they should be in by election day, and they weren’t. Votes are coming in after election day. And they had a ruling already that you have to have the votes in by election day. To the best of my knowledge, votes should be in by election day.
Democrats never believed they could win this election honestly. I really believed that. Tremendous corruption and fraud going on. That’s why they mailed out tens of millions of unsolicited ballots without any verification measures whatsoever.
And I told everybody that these things would happen. Because I’ve seen it happen.
I’ve watched a lot of different elections before they decided to go with this big massive election with tens of millions of ballots going out to everybody, in many cases totally unsolicited.
This was unprecedented in American history. This was by design despite years of claiming to care about election security.
They refuse to require signatures, identities, or to make sure they are eligible or ineligible to vote. People are walking in, they have no idea. They are writing down things, doing a lot of bad things.We have a lot of information coming that you’ll see, will shake even you people up.
The officials overseeing the counting in Pennsylvania, all part of a corrupt Democrat machine that you’ve written about for a long time. You’ve been writing about a corrupt democrat machine.
I went to school there. It hasn’t changed. It’s gotten worse.
In Pennsylvania, partisan democrats have allowed the ballots to be received three days after the election, and we think much more than that. And they are counting those without any identification whatsoever. So you don’t have postmarks, you don’t have identification.
There have been a number of disturbing irregularities across the nati
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