President Donald Trump has instructed his team to issue lawsuits in Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia in light of 'overwhelming evidence' of massive electoral fraud.
Trump expressed confidence he will win the election and noted his campaign will sue in the battleground states Joe Biden appears to have won in order to ensure the results are honest and true.
Trump has demanded the nation stop counting votes in the election as it became clear that hundreds of thousands of postal votes suddenly materialised after the election had taken place. Trump tweeted: 'All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud. Plenty of proof - just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!,'
The Trump campaign had the first legal victory in Pennsylvania when a judge ruled ballot observers can watch officials count ballots within six feet. Representatives of both campaigns were in the room to watch the counts but at a further distance because of the coronavirus. They can now sit closer as long as they take the proper COVID precautions. Democrats, however, are appealing this case, not wanting the observers that close.
The situation in other States is chaotic and vote counting had been stopped in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, whilst lawyers battle it out. Philadelphia later resumed counting but results could be severely delayed. The situation in Pittsburgh is complicated by 30,000 outstanding ballots, where a vendor claimed to have 'sent out the wrong ballots' to voters and had to reissue new ballots with the correct information. Poll workers now have to examine these ballots to make sure that people don't vote twice, or, if they sent in the wrong ballot, they didn't vote in races they aren't eligible for.
In addition to this there has been accusations that many thousands of votes have been cast in the name and details of dead people, but as yet this has not been confirmed by investigators.
Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Arizona are still counting ballots more than 48 hours after the election. The large number of mail-in ballots have been used by voters because of the coronavirus pandemic, but, long before the pandemic, Trump warned that postal votes were open to fraud.
The Mainstream Media have tried to spin the idea that Trump wanted to stop the counting 'because he was winning' which is factually incorrect (but fits the Orange Man Bad derangement syndrome of the leftwing media). What Trump was actually protesting about were the mail votes that came in AFTER the election. Some half a million turning up in one state that mysteriously appeared after the election had ended.
Trump later added: 'ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!' but the MSM had already twisted his words into the OMB narrative.
Twitter, who have repeatedly docked, blocked and filtered President Trump's tweets because of their own leftist agenda predictably put a warning on several of the president's tweets today. Trump campaign released a statement from the president to clarify his tweets: 'IF YOU COUNT THE LEGAL VOTES, I EASILY WIN THE ELECTION! IF YOU COUNT THE ILLEGAL AND LATE VOTES, THEY CAN STEAL THE ELECTION FROM US!'
The Associated Press (which Vision News is NOT a member of) has awarded Biden 264 electoral votes - including in Arizona, a state not all news organisations have called and that the Trump campaign is arguing they can win when all (legal) votes are counted. Nevada's six electoral votes would put Biden exactly at 270 according to AP - handing him the presidency.
But, almost confirming Trump's claims, Nevada 'released' another tranche of votes today that expanded Biden's lead to 12,000. Georgia also released additional votes counts that resulted in Trump's lead going down to about 13,500 votes. In Arizona, after 62,000 votes in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, were added to the tally early Thursday morning, Biden led Trump in the state by 68,400 votes, or less than three points. But Trump faces a tough slog in making up the gap as most outstanding votes are from Democratic areas in the state: Pima, Coconino and Santa Cruz counties.
While officials count ballots, tensions have flared across the country. Interestingly the potential for rioting, and why many cities were boarding up their premises, was the threat of violence from Biden supporters. Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and various other far-left groups have already been on the streets, many armed with assault rifles, ready to riot if their candidate doesn't win.