The race to The White House is tightening. The two main contenders, President Donald Trump (Republican Party) and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, are trailing behind the 270 mark.
270 or more are the electoral votes a candidate is required to amass from the Electoral College for them to be declared president of the US.
Donald Trump, who soon after the Tuesday, November 3 poll started tallying, claimed the vote was rigged in Biden's favour and has already filed lawsuits in places like Georgia.
According to Trump, who is trailing at a distance behind Biden, poll workers continued counting mailed-in votes which were presented even after official polling hours.
Biden, who is well in the lead, has called for calm and has expressed optimism of ascending to the White House even as tension continues to mount across the US.
Yesterday Briefly.co.za reported that President of the United States Donald Trump again cast doubt on the vote-counting process in the US presidential election. Trump in a tweet on Wednesday, November 4 claimed that the Democrats made his early lead in the election to magically disappear.
The US president alleged that he was leading strongly in many states before his lead began to "magically disappear". Trump said:
"Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key states, in almost all instances Democrat-run and controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely and historically wrong!"
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Donald Trump files lawsuit, insists poll is rigged
President Donald Trump, whose chances of remaining head of the White House are shrinking fast by the minute, has gone to court to contest elections in Georgia and two other states.
He claims poll workers have been counting "dumped" ballots in favour of Biden, "disenfranchising" the electorate. Trump, who is clearly being beaten by Biden, has remained firm that he is the legitimate winner of the election.
Joe Biden confident he is winning election
Joe Biden has continued to ask his supporters to be patient as counting of ballots continues. He has, however, expressed hope that he is winning the historic poll.
The Democratic candidate is leading on the Electoral College map with 253 ahead of Trump, who is at 213.