US election: Donald Trump claims results were illegally changed on election night

US election: Donald Trump claims results were illegally changed on election night

- President Donald Trump has alleged that the voting process in the US presidential election was compromised on election night

- Trump claimed his lead in many states were illegally made to disappear overnight

- The US president alleged that election observers were also illegally prevented from accessing vote-counting areas

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President Donald Trump has again alleged that thousands of illegal ballots were counted on election day after 8pm on Tuesday, November 4.

US election: Donald Trump claims results were illegally changed on election night

President Donald Trump speaks on election night in the East Room of the White House. Photo by Chip Somodevilla
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The US president who has consistently questioned the legitimacy of the election on Saturday, November 7, alleged on Twitter that bad things took place on election night that changed results in Pennsylvania and other states.

He also alleged that observers were illegally prevented from monitoring hundreds of thousands of votes, which he said led to the change of results in many states, including Pennsylvania.

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Trump claimed that after people were not allowed to observe vote counting on election night, his lead in Pennsylvania and other numerous states disappeared.

The president alleged that tractors were used to block doors and windows with thick cardboard so that people could not see into the counting rooms to observe what he described as bad things that took place there.

However, Trump has failed to provide any evidence to back his claims of voter fraud in the US election.

Twitter has also flagged the president's tweets, warning that the statements might contain misleading information about the election.

Meanwhile., Briefly.co.za reported that independent economist, Tshego Ramatlo, told Briefly News:

"The key thing about who wins is the fiscal stimulus package in the US. The Democrats want a bigger stimulus package while the Republicans prefer a stimulus package that is smaller.
'Any stimulus package is positive for the US economy and indirectly for our economy.’’
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Ramatlo made these comments while contextualising the direct impact of American elections on ordinary South Africans. In an exclusive interview with Briefly.co.za,

Ramatlo said it goes without saying that because of its global power status, the United States elections are consequential to the rest of the world, including South Africa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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