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Trump says election result could end up in Supreme Court

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Donald Trump made widespread unfounded allegations during his first media statement since election night.

Donald Trump has insisted he "easily wins" the US election as he accused ballots cast against him as being "illegal" in an address from the White House.

There is no evidence to substantiate any claims of corruption or fraud being carried out during the election process.

"If you count the legal votes, I easily win," Mr Trump said. "If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us."

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US President Donald Trump giving an address on Thursday night, local time.

Mr Trump said he was looking into late votes "very closely".

"I already decisively won critical states including Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio," he said.

"It is despite interference from a big-money, big tech."

He also made the false claim that Republicans "lost zero races in the House". The claim is only true if he doesn't count the seats Republicans lost in Georgia and North Carolina.

He accused pollsters of deliberately getting the polls wrong.

"We won by historic numbers and the pollsters got it knowingly wrong," Mr Trump said.

"They thought there was going to be a big blue wave, that was done for suppression reasons, instead there was a big red wave."

"These phoney polls were designed to keep our voters at home."

During the surprise press conference, Mr Trump accused mail-in voting of "destroying our system".

President Donald Trump left withing taking any questions after speaking at the White House.President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, criticising mail-in ballots.

Mr Trump has for months portrayed mail-in voting as unreliable and untrustworthy, while the Democrats have actively encouraged people to use the system.

Mail-in voting was first introduced during the Civil War in the 1860s.

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He has also accused officials in the state of Pennsylvania of being part of a "corrupt Democrat machine".

"In Pennsylvania, Democrats have allowed ballots to be received three days after the election and we think much more than that," he said.

A decision to allow ballots to be counted in Pennsylvania, so long as they were posted by Election Day, was approved by the US Supreme Court.

Mr Trump is currently leading in Pennsylvania, which he needs to win.

But as more ballots are counted, his lead is rapidly shrinking, with Joe Biden anticipated to take the lead.

Mr Trump left the press conference without taking any questions.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/us-election-2020-donald-trump-speaks-at-white-house-insists-he-easily-wins-legal-votes/b5553ea9-028a-461b-a1eb-e7cfd3c4a520

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