Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed that a "major fraud" is being perpetrated on the American people and said he will fight election in the Supreme Court, as the counting of votes were in progress in the battleground states.

"Frankly we did win this election," Trump claimed.

Trump, a Republican, is being challenged by Democratic Party's nominee Joe Biden.

"Millions and millions of people voted for us," Trump said in a speech at 2 am on Wednesday at the White House.

"A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people," he claimed.

"We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was just called off," he said.

A "major fraud" was being committed, the president said, without citing any evidence.

"This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country," the republican leader said.

Trump said he would go to the Supreme Court as he wanted "all voting to stop." "Frankly we did win this election," he said.

However, NBC cut off Trump’s address during the LIVE broadcast citing “We’ve got to dip in here, there have been several statements that are just frankly not true. The president going through some of the states stating that he has prevailed in those states naming Georgia, they’re winning, there’s no way they’ll catch us in Pennsylvania, the fact of the matter is those states have not come close to counting all of their votes.”

Voting has closed in the US and all eyes are on the vote counting to decide the race for the White House between incumbent President Trump and his rival, veteran Democrat Joe Biden.

Democratic presidential nominee Biden has garnered a lead of 238 electoral votes against Trump's 213 votes in the US presidential polls.

To win the presidency, either Trump or Biden must acquire over 50 per cent of the electoral college vote, which is 538 in total. Therefore, each candidate must get a minimum of 270 electoral votes to clinch the presidency.

The states where Trump has won are South Dakota, Utah, Missouri, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.

Meanwhile, Biden has won Delaware, Colorado, New Hampshire, District of Columbia, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and California.

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