US election: President Trump alleges vote-stealing as Biden takes the lead

US election: President Trump alleges vote-stealing as Biden takes the lead

- The counting of US election votes is still ongoing with President Donald Trump fuming over what he termed as "vote-stealing"

- Trump said alleged that votes were still being cast after the polls were already closed, this was in reaction to Joe Biden's early lead

- The president said he would make a statement on the election results on Wednesday, October 4

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There is anxiety in the United State as counting of the election results is still ongoing, with President Donald Trump alleging that votes were still being cast after the polls were closed.

In a flash statement on Twitter on Wednesday morning, 4 November, Trump said that he would be making a key statement on the results of the election.

The president alleged that Biden and his party are trying to "steal the election", threatening that "we will never let them do it."

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Donald Trump said he will make a statement on the election results as Joe Biden takes an early lead. Credit: Associated Press
Source: Twitter

Although Trump looked like he would pull the magic earlier, having won 13 states, Biden overtook the incumbent president on the electoral vote scoresheet.

Sensing a possible defeat, Trump said he would never allow Biden to win the election as there was vote-stealing going on, with the US president's statement likely to incite violence. The social media platform itself flagged the tweet for misinformation.

"We are up BIG, but they are trying to steal the election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the polls are closed."

Trump also used his favourite platform to declare that he would make a statement on the election results. Having not committed to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the race, many wonder what his tactic is aimed at.

Meanwhile, the US former vice president and presidential hopeful Biden has given his supporters his word, saying he would fight for them "come rain or shine."

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The 77-year-old gave this assurance on Tuesday, November 3 through a post on Instagram where he commands over five million followers. Both Biden and Trump took to the popular social media app to call on voters to vote for them.

While President Trump opted for a lights camera action approach - sharing a clip of himself shaking hands with important American public figures, jeering crowds and spending time with family - Biden headed down a more simple road, only sharing a picture of himself and Obama with a humble caption that read:

"12 years ago, I was given the honour to serve you as Vice-President alongside President @BarackObama.We accomplished so much, but I'm not done yet. Today, I'm asking you to put your faith in me once again — I won't let you down."

Biden, a former senator who served as the 47th US vice president under Barack Obama, is being favoured to win the election according to many online poll and predictions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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