In a late-night message from the White House after 2 a.m, President Donald Trump denounced faulty ballot tabulation.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” he said.
“This is an embarrassment to our country,” he continued. “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly we did win this election.”
Trump highlighted his leading margins in Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania among others, where he said the numbers were insurmountable given the vote yet to be tabulated.
It remained unclear how much of the remaining vote came from mail-in ballots.
But Trump reiterated that he planned to fight suspicious efforts to churn up additional votes.
“We want the law to be used in a proper manner,” he said. “… We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.”
The legal terrain appeared uncertain as recently passed laws in several of the remaining tossup states led by far-left Democrat governors had created many irregularities in election laws, ostensibly as a response to the coronavirus.
Some conservative analysts pushed back on Trump’s forceful rhetoric in throwing fuel on the tinderbox scenario, which could prove to be an electoral nightmare that many feared involving the decision coming down to a few isolated factors—be it the voting or vote counting in parts of Philadelphia or a decision by the Supreme Court to stop it.
But some optimism remained that Trump might still be able to score a decisive win in Pennsylvania to decide the election while avoiding significant delays.
Although many of the delays appeared to be in areas surrounding far-left Philadelphia, Trump touted his 14 point lead.
“With 64 percent of the vote in, it’s gonna be almost impossible to catch, and we’re coming into good Pennsylvania areas where they happen to like your president,” Trump said.