While it appears that Biden is clearing the path to 270, Trump is not going down without a fight and is launching legal challenges in major Battleground states…
The phrase “Too close to call” has been heard around the world today, as the country waits on pins and needs to find out the results. While both candidates are saying they are optimistic about their chances, President Trump is already accusing some battleground states of turning to additional ballots to off-set his lead. He took to Twitter this morning to criticize what he called “ballot dumps,” claiming that “in many key states” led by Democrats, his own lead early on magically disappeared after “surprise ballot” were added and counted.
That Tweet was one of multiple from Trump that were flagged by Twitter as providing misleading information about the election. The platform hasn’t gone as far as to remove the Tweets altogether, but it has covered them up with a warning.
Trump’s complaints are surrounding the millions of absentee ballots submitted that are now being counted, and stand to play a significant role in the outcome.
As of Wednesday morning, election officials in Pennsylvania said they still have 1.4 ballots to count and verify. With Biden already taking the lead with absentee voters, he could continue to close in on Trump’s lead overall, which was down to half a million votes on Wednesday. Just last week, Pennsylvania’s top court approved a three-day extension to count all of the votes.
But Trump is calling for all of the ballot counting to come to a halt. During a speech early Wednesday morning at the White House, he said he already has plans to take this battle to the Supreme Court.
“This is a major fraud in our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So, we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Democratic Nominee Joe Biden says he is confident that those ballots will be what secure his victory. During a brief outdoor rally in Delaware, he promised that “no matter how long it takes, all of the ballots will be counted.”
“I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election. We knew because of the unprecedented early vote in the mail in vote. That’s going to take a while. We’re going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying the votes is finished and it ain’t over till every ballot is counted,” Biden said.
With tensions high all around, we could see more results coming in by the end of today. But while both candidates are ready to claim the win, it still remains to be seen if either will accept defeat anytime soon.