Donald Trump lying again in the White House today. Image: Television screenshot
Today the world saw the United States’ president Donald Trump at his imbecilic best, claiming falsely that the presidential election was being stolen from him while former Vice President Joe Biden personified leadership and calm.
Biden, who seems on course to becoming the next president of the United States make brief remarks this afternoon calling for the nation to remain calm as all the votes are still being counted. “Each ballot must be counted, and that’s what we’re going through now,” Biden said. “Denocracy is sometimes messy. It sometimes requires a little patience as well.”
CNN, The New York Times and other media outlet project that Biden has now won 253 electoral votes to Trump’s 213. The winner needs 270 electoral votes. Trump, in an angry rambling speech in the White House today said the election was being stolen from him by “corrupt” Democratic machines, alleging a vast conspiracy against him with no evidence at all.
Trump also blamed the media and “fake” pollsters for working to undermine his electoral victory. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump claimed. After it became clear that the president’s false statements would continue, NBC, ABC, and CBS all cut off their live broadcast of Trump’s White House remarks.
“Regardless of Trump’s inflammatory, misleading, and divisive rhetoric, Americans across the country should be assured that this election was administered fairly and securely by state officials of both major political parties,” said Letitia James, New York State Attorney General. “Election workers around the nation are hard at work counting all legal votes, just as they have done in every election before. In America, the people choose their president; the president doesn’t choose his or her voters. To suggest it be done otherwise is a blatant power grab and an attempt to steal this election. Each state will continue to count all legally cast ballots. The will of the people will be heard.”
Trump announced that his team of lawyers has already launched several lawsuits challenging the integrity and validity of the votes. He’s called for counting of votes to “stop” in States where Biden has closed the gap and is gaining on him, such as Georgia and Pennsylvania, while he wants the votes to continue being counted in Arizona where he’s gaining on Biden.