US Election: Trump's alarming accusation as election race remains tight

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·3-min read

US President Donald Trump has claimed the Republicans are “up BIG” and accused the Democrats of trying to “STEAL the election”.

He made the huge claim in a tweet after rival Joe Biden told his supporters he was on track to win the US election, saying the Democrats were “feeling good about where they were”.

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“We will never let them do it,” Trump added in his tweet.

“Votes cannot be cast after the polls are closed.”

Twitter has put an alert on Trump’s tweet, warning of misinformation.

“Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process,” the alert said.

A CNN commentator also described the president’s claim as “scary”.

In a separate tweet, Trump said he would be making a statement and referred to “a big WIN”.

Simultaneously Biden posted a tweet that said: “Keep the faith, guys. We’re gonna win this.”

Trump savagely mocked for deleted tweet

In a since deleted tweet from Trump claiming the Democrats were “stealing the election”, the president misspelled polls as “poles”.

Despite him quickly deleting it and posting the same tweet with the correct spelling, people were quick to mock him over the mistake.

US President Donald Trump misspelled polls as poles in a tweet.
US President Donald Trump misspelled polls in a since deleted tweet. Source: Twitter

“Don’t close the North Pole please I want Santa to visit me,” one wrote.

“What an idiot,” another bluntly said.

Even CNN reporter Jake Tapper savaged the president on air.

“The fact that the president misspelled polls is just ... chef’s kiss,” he said.

Biden ‘optimistic’ about outcome

Biden told his supporters they would have to be patient, with a result not likely on election night.

“We are going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying votes is finished and it ain’t over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted,” he said.

“But we are feeling good. We are feeling good about where we are.

“We are confident about Arizona. That is a turn around. We also just called it for Minnesota and we are still in the game in Georgia, although that is not what was expected.”

He was also confident of securing the electoral college votes in Wisconsin and Michigan as he stated “we are going to win Pennsylvania”.

Biden said we could know the results as early as tomorrow and said it was not up to the candidates to declare who has won.

“That is the decision of the American people. But I am optimistic about this outcome,” he said.

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