US election: Biden camp outraged by Trump's threat to cancel counting

US election: Biden camp outraged by Trump's threat to cancel counting

- Jen O’Malley Dillon, Joe Biden’s campaign supervisor, has labelled as "outrageous" Donald Trump's threat to stop the counting of votes

- Trump had accused Biden and his party of electoral fraud after losing the early lead to the former vice president

- In a swift reaction, Dillon described Trump's statement as"unprecedented and incorrect" which is capable of jeopardising the US democracy

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Joe Biden's camp has described as "outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect" the threats by Donald Trump to use the Supreme Court to stop the counting of the ballots in the US election.

Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, issued this rebuttal in a reaction on Wednesday, November 4.

She further expressed optimism that the former vice president still has a pathway to victory even if he loses Pennsylvania and Florida - two states already declared for Trump.

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US election: Biden's outraged by Trump's threat to cancel vote counting
Joe Biden’s campaign manager said the former VP still has a pathway to victory. Credit: CNBC.
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Sensing a possible defeat, he also accused the former vice president, Joe Biden, of electoral fraud and alleged vote stealing.

But in a response, Dillon berated Trump for threatening democratic process and vowed to challenge the "unprecedented" act, ABC News reports.

"It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.
"It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election."

Biden is taking a lead on the electoral college scoresheet having polled 238 (50% popular votes) with President Trump trailing behind with 213 (48.4% popular votes).

Earlier, reported that Trump alleged that votes were still cast after the polls were closed.

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

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

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