More than an hour after Biden addressed the nation, Trump took the stage at the East Room of the White House and falsely declared victory.
“We will win this and, as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it,” Trump said.
ABC News projects that he has won the states of Florida, Ohio and Texas. But votes are still being counted across much of the nation, and there are millions of mail-in absentee ballots that have not yet been counted.
Trump also claimed Democrats were “trying to disenfranchise” the millions of people who voted for him, calling it “a major fraud in our nation” and saying he “won’t stand for it.”
“We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said. “We want all voting to stop.”
The president does not have the power to stop vote counting, and his claims of victory and fraud were baseless.
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