Trump: 'Surprise Ballot Dumps' Causing My Leads to 'Magically Disappear'
President vows to contest election results in Supreme Court over 'very strange' counts
President Donald Trump has noted that his seeming lead has been dissipating overnight in Democrat-controlled key states, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
The morning following Election Day, with no declared winner, Trump took to Twitter to voice his concerns.
Almost immediately after posting his tweet, the social media giant blocked his post and added a label saying his comments are "disputed and might be misleading."
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled,” President Trump tweeted.
“Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted,” he said.
Trump also took a shot at “pollsters,” noting that they “got it completely & historically wrong!”
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
“How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?” the president questioned in a follow-up tweet.
How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
During the early morning hours on Wednesday morning, President Trump gave a press conference to respond to the presidential election results.
The results were showing a very tight race between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The president suggested that the election may need to be decided by the Supreme Court.
After talking for several minutes about victories that the campaign had secured and races where the campaign believed that things were still looking good, Trump called out how vote counting had seemingly stopped in critical races that had not been called yet.
“And all of a sudden everything just stopped,” Trump said.
“This is a fraud on the American public.
"This is an embarrassment to our country.
“So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation, this is a very big moment."
"This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in the proper manner,” Trump continued.
“So we will be going to the 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. OK?
"It’s a very sad, it’s a very sad moment.”