President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he had won the U.S. election with millions of votes still yet to be counted.
This is coming after his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, said he was confident of winning a contest that will not be resolved until a handful of states complete vote-counting over the next hours or days.
Addressing Americans from the Whitehouse via a televised announcement, Trump said they are going to the Supreme Court ”to prevent them finding new ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning”, adding that he has won Florida, Texas, Ohio.
He said, “I want to thank the American people for their support. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise the people who voted, we won’t stand for it.
”Citizens have come out in record numbers. We won Florida by a lot, we won Texas, Ohio. It is also clear that we have won Georgia.
”We have a lot of life left in Arizona but we don’t need it. We are winning Pennsylvania, we had such a big night. This is a fraud on the American people, Frankly we did win this election.
Implying that Democrats are out to rig the elections by allowing their people to vote even after the ballots have been closed, Trump further said, ”We will be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We will win this. As far as I’m concerned, we already have won.
Also speaking, Vice President Mike Pence says he believes “as you do, that we are on the road to victory and we will make America Great Again, again.”
Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court has six judges appointed by the Republicans versus three appointed by Democrats.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News