US presidential election: Man places bet of R81m on Trump to defeat Biden

US presidential election: Man places bet of R81m on Trump to defeat Biden

- Betting has been ongoing ahead of the United States presidential election and an unnamed British ex-banker has placed the biggest betting in politics

- The unnamed man placed a bet of £3.9 million (about R81 million) in favour of incumbent president Donald Trump

- Trump will be slugging it out with former vice-president Joe Biden as Americans exercise their franchise on Tuesday, November 3

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An unnamed British former banker is confident that President Donald Trump will defeat former vice president Joe Biden at the presidential poll and decided to bet £3.9 million on him.

Daily Mail reports that betting insiders believe this particular betting is the biggest betting in politics. Briefly.co.za gathers that the man, whose identity was hidden, placed his bet with a private bookmaker in Curacao in the Caribbean.

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If President Trump coasts home to victory as the gambler predicted, the latter will be smiling to the bank with £11.6 million.

Betting has been ongoing ahead of the presidential election. Another Briton placed £1 million bet on the former vice president and will walk away with £1.5 million if Biden wins.

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President Donald Trump will be slugging it out with former vice president Joe Biden in the United States election. Photo credit: Poynter
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President Trump is seeking re-election under the umbrella of the Republican Party while Biden is running for president on the platform of the Democratic Party.

In other news, the US president said the winner of Tuesday, November 3 poll should be declared before Wednesday, November 4, remarks that have been perceived as voter suppression and intimidation by a section of observers.

Trump made the remarks on Sunday, November 1, during his tiresome homestretch campaign as he tried to solidify his support base and boost his reelection chances against his contender, Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.

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The US head of state also poked holes in a Supreme Court decision that allowed absentee ballots to be counted days after the election day, a rule that he claimed could snowball into violence.

"The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a very dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws.
" It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!" Trump wrote on Facebook this morning.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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