President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning wrote a post on Twitter noting that he was leading in a number of battleground states and hinted that something “very strange” is occurring.
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled,” Trump wrote at around 10 a.m. ET. “Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong!”
The president was likely referring to the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Georgia, which are too close to call at the moment.
It came hours after Trump, in a news conference, said he would take the election fight to the Supreme Court if need be.
“We will be going to U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list,” Trump told supporters at the White House.
Trump noted that he won in Florida, Texas, and Ohio just hours earlier and pointed to leads he had in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and other states.
Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” he added.
In response, Democrat Joe Biden’s manager Jen O’Malley Dillon accused the president of “trying to shut down” ballots that were cast.
“The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws—the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote—require,” she added in a statement. “If the president makes good on his threat to go to court to try to prevent the proper tabulation of votes, we have legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist that effort. And they will prevail.”
In September, Trump said he would adhere to a Supreme Court ruling if the election should be contested.
At one point last night, one of Trump’s Twitter posts was flagged by Twitter as “misleading.”
“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed,” he wrote.