- President Trump has claimed that the US presidential election is being rigged against him as vote counting continues
- The US president alleged that he has won the election if "legal votes" are counted
- Biden, Trump's main challenger, is currently leading with 264 electoral votes as counting continues
As vote counting continues days after the 2020 elections in the United States were conducted, President Donald Trump has addressed Americans, accusing the electoral authorities of fraud.
In his speech on Thursday, November 5, President Trump challenged the results of the presidential election, claiming it was rigged against him, a report by DailyMail stated.
The US president accused "big media, big money and big tech" of conspiring to ensure he loses the election his Democratic Party's challenger, Joe Biden.
Trump further claimed that if all 'legal votes' were counted, he would win the election, adding that the opposition party, the Democrats, were according to him trying to steal the contest 'corruptly' through mail-in ballots.
The US president was quoted as saying:
"If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us."
Trump's allegations of fraud as vote counting is still ongoing have been condemned by many, including his colleagues in the Republican Party.
Reacting to the speech, Larry Hogan who is the governor of Maryland, said no person or an election is more important than the country's democracy. Another Republican lawmaker, Adam Klinzinger, described the speech as 'insane.'
Biden has also stated via his Twitter page that no one can take the US democracy away.
At the time of filing this report, Biden had secured 264 electoral votes while Trump is trailing with 214 electoral votes. Vote counting is ongoing in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina.
To be declared the winner of the US presidential election, a candidate has to secure 270 electoral votes.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Trump's legal team filed lawsuits in two key battleground states, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The lawsuits were aimed at halting vote counting until courts can enforce rules that permit election observers to watch the ballots being opened and counted. Eric Trump, one of the president's sons, at a press conference on Wednesday, November 4, alleged voter fraud in Pennsylvania.
In another report, Prophet TB Joshua, the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Monday, November 2, made some predictions regarding the US presidential election.
Although he did not make any prophecy on who would eventually win the much-talked-about poll, TB Joshua forecasted that Christians who are in full support of President Trump will be disappointed in the end.
However, he called on them to find succour in the newly-appointed US Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, who was picked by Trump.
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