Donald Trump tweets: Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President
"Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!
I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward!"
Biden leads in key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona
Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) - 21,705
Georgia (16 electoral votes) - 4,020
Nevada (6 electoral votes) - 22,657
Arizona (11 electoral votes) - 29,861
Biden leading in three of five states that could decide the presidency
According to the latest tallies, Biden is leading in at least three of the five states on which the fate of the US presidency hangs in balance. The latest tallies are:
Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) - Biden leading +0.1% pts
Georgia (16 electoral votes) - Neither candidates have clear lead
Nevada (6 electoral votes) - Biden leading +1.7% pts
Arizona (11 electoral votes) - Biden leading +1.4% pts
North Carolina (15 electoral votes) - Trump leading +1.4% pts
Biden increases lead in Pennsylvania, inches closer to Georgia win
Joe Biden has increased his lead in Pennsylvania by 6,737 votes ahead of Donald Trump as the presidency seems more and more likely for the former vice president. It was also reported that there are just 4,000 votes left to count to Georgia, another key state on which Trump's hopes of ever securing a reelection hinge.
'This election is not over': Trump campaign
US President Donald Trump's campaign said Friday that "this election is not over" as his challenger Joe Biden edged closer to victory in the cliffhanger White House race.
"This election is not over," campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said in the statement, making further allegations of irregularities.
Biden takes the lead in Pennsylvania, Trump's frantic moment
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has taken the lead over Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. This is being deemed as the frantic 'do-or-die' moment for the incumbent US President as there's no way for Trump to return if he loses Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, no matter how many states he wins.
New updated numbers from Philadelphia:
Joe Biden: 5,53,953 votes
Donald Trump: 1,25,513 votes
Trump campaign sets up 'voter fraud' hotline
The Trump campaign has now embarked on taking substantial measures on part of the US President's presidents allegations of 'widepread electoral fraud'. CNN reported that a hotline was set up to take incoming calls about alleged voter fraud.
However, the attempt is being seen by pundits as Trump's desperate insistence to justify his claims over fact.
Philadelphia to have another vote count update in "the next hour or two", says commissioner
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt told CNN news network that the counting of votes has been going on for the past several hours and that there will be an update in "the next hour or two".
Some 50,000 votes are yet to be counted, it was said. However, the next update will not be for the entire ballots left, but that vote counting updates will be provided "the right way".
Biden takes lead over Trump in Georgia: CNN
New votes in from Clayton county in Georgia
Biden takes 917 vote lead over Trump in Georgia with over 1600 new votes counted in
Trump's lead shrinks to 463 votes in Georgia
Trump: 49.4% (2,448,232)
Biden: 49.4% (2,447,769)
Reporting: 99% In
Trump's lead shrinks to 665 votes in Georgia
Trump: 49.4% (2,448,183)
Biden: 49.4% (2,447,518)
Reporting: 99% In
Biden now trails behind Trump by 1,267 votes
Trump: 49.4% (2,448,081)
Biden: 49.4% (2,446,814)
Reporting: 99% In
Trump's lead further shrinks in Pennsylvania; Biden trails by 18,229 votes
Trump: 49.5% (3,286,171)
Biden: 49.2% (3,267,942)
Reporting: 95% In
Biden narrows gap in Pennsylvania to 24,484 votes
Trump: 49.5% (3,283,032)
Biden: 49.2% (3,258,548)
Reporting: 95% In
Trump campaign loses lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia
US courts have dismissed Trump campaign's lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia related to alleged electoral malpractice.
In Michigan, the campaign had sought to stop counting of absentee ballots, while in Georgia it had alleged that even improper ballots were being counted.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens Thursday rejected the lawsuit, arguing that the Michigan Secretary of State is not involved with the local counting process. A formal order would be issued on Friday.
Pennsylvania has less than 10% of absentee ballots left to count
Pennsylvania has less than 10% of its absentee ballots left to count, CNN reported citing data posted on the election website. There are 2,50,666 ballots that need to be counted out of the 2,618,565 ballots cast. Notably, Philadelphia has merely 72,470 left to be tallied, which is 20% of total absentee ballots cast in the city. Pennsylvania, the state that could push Biden over the 270-vote mark required to secure the presidency, could finish counting most of its outstanding ballots on Thursday or Friday, officials told CNN.
People will not be silenced, bullied: Joe Biden
"The people will not be silenced, be bullied, or surrender. Every vote must be counted," Joe Biden tweeted.
Trump claims he won 'legally', accuses Democrats of 'stealing' election
Accusing the Democrats of "stealing the election", US President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) claimed that as per the "legal" vote count, he "easily wins". During a press conference, Trump said: "If you count the legal vote, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us....I have already won many critical states... massive victories in Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, to name just a few, we won these and many other states despite historic election interference from big media, big money, and big tech... We won by historic numbers."
Trump campaign files lawsuit against Philadelphia election officials
US President Donald Trump's election campaign on Thursday filed a new lawsuit against Philadelphia elections officials for allegedly violating their due process rights by blocking the observation of ballots in the city. However, the complaint does not seem to include any details about how and why canvassing might have been blocked, reported CNN. This is a new claim in federal court alleging violations of constitutional instead of state law. There is a 5:30 pm hearing scheduled.
Democracy sometimes messy, requires little patience: Biden on delayed election results
Democracy is sometimes messy and requires a little patience, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said as the counting of votes for the US election is taking longer than usual.
Biden also urged Americans to stay calm and wait patiently while every vote is being counted. Biden needs just six electoral college votes to reach the magic figure of 270 and win the race to the White House, while President Donald Trump has 214 electoral college votes.
"In America, the vote is sacred. It's how the people of this nation express their will. And it is the will of the voters, no one - and not anything else - that chooses the President of the United States. So, each ballot must be counted and that's what is going on now. And that's how it should be," Biden said in his address to the media in Delaware on Thursday.
"Democracy is sometimes messy, so sometimes it requires a little patience. But that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years with a system of governance that has been the envy of the world. We continue to feel very good about where things stand," he said.