US election: Biden reacts to Trump's 'outrageous' speech

Australian Associated Press
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Democrat Joe Biden's campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump's campaign to go to the US Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being counted.

In a statement early on Wednesday, Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon called Trump's assertion he will go to the Supreme Court and he wants "all voting to stop" "outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect."

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del., as he stands next to his wife Jill Biden. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to supporters on election night. Source: AAP

O'Malley Dillon said the Biden campaign had "legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist that effort" and "they will prevail".

Trump early on Wednesday said a "major fraud" had been committed against voters and he would demand the Supreme Court order a stop to voting.

"Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight, and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people, and we won't stand for it," he said, while claiming to have won the election on votes already counted.

"We want the law to be used in a proper manner, so we'll be going to the US 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 said.

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