Trump threatens to challenge election result in Supreme Court

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United States President Donald Trump has falsely claimed victory in the yet to be concluded presidential election.

Trump claimed he had won the election, although millions of legitimate votes were yet to be counted. The incumbent President described the vote counting as a major fraud and an embarrassment to the country in a speech at the White House and disclosed he would be heading to the Supreme Court.

It is however unclear what Trump meant by “going to the Supreme Court,” given that the nation’s highest court is rarely the first judicial venue for a case, but rather it reviews lower court rulings.

More than 100 million people cast their ballots in early voting before Election Day on Tuesday setting the US on course for its highest turnout in a century.

Vote counting is currently ongoing as votes in some states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are pending.

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden while reacting to Trump’s speech, called for patience from the American people. The frontrunner said his campaign was “on track to win this election.”

Both candidates compete to win electoral college votes, which are allocated to states based partly on population size. There are a total of 538 up for grabs, and the candidate who wins 270 or more will be declared winner.




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