President Trump has been warning Americans for months of the real danger of voter fraud happening during the 2020 elections, as the number of mail-in votes was set to skyrocket due to the pandemic. This set up a perfect storm for Democrats to steal the election if President Trump were to appear the winner, and yesterday it looked as though he would gain another four years. His dire prediction has now eventuated.
The president has claimed victory in Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan, as he goes into battle to fight fraudulent voting, to be played out in the courts.
“We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead,” President Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact, there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!”
We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
Twitter marked his tweets with disclaimers that voting was not yet completed in those areas, and said his statements were “disputed.”
Early on Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, President Trump declared victory and said Democrats were conducting a “fraud on the American people,” vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to stop the fraud.
A legal team is requesting a recount in Wisconsin, and an investigation into Michigan. Election officials in both states will not explain the sudden and dramatic increase in vote tally that occurred on Wednesday morning.
The president tweeted multiple times Wednesday morning claiming that votes for Biden were turning up “all over the place.”
In Michigan, the Trump campaign was refused “meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process,” and is using legal avenues to “review those ballots, which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access.”
In Pennsylvania, there have been reported cases of voters using vacant lots for an address, instead of a valid residence, as reported by LifeSiteNews.
In Georgia, state Republican Party Chairman David Shafer said Republican poll watchers were unable to observe at different polling places, and in Fulton County, secret ballot-counting resumed after observers were sent home for the night.
Neither President Trump nor Joe Biden has yet reached the 270 electoral college votes they need to claim a win, and ballot counting will continue throughout the day. The presidential race remains incredibly close, and it may be weeks before the outcome can be determined.