US election 2020 results: Going by ‘legal votes I easily win’, Trump claims

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United States President, Donald Trump has accused his major rival in the race to the White House, Joe Biden of relaying on ‘illegal votes’ to win the election.

The President reiterated his decision to file litigations to challenge results in some states.

“If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.

“I challenge Joe and every Democrat to clarify that they only won legal votes, because they talk about votes, and I think they should use the word, ‘legal’”, he said.

Official results show Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the lead.

To be declared winner, a candidate must win 270 of the 538 Electoral College votes.

As at 9am Nigerian time, Biden has secured 253, while Trump trails with 214 electoral votes.

On Friday, the former Vice President told his supporters to “keep the faith”

“The people will not be silenced, be bullied, or surrender. Every vote must be counted”, he tweeted.

Campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, said Biden now has won more votes than any presidential candidate in history.

“Because he sees the same data we do and knows he’s losing, Donald Trump continues to push a flailing strategy designed to prevent people’s votes from being counted”, Dillon said.

Meanwhile, counting is ongoing in key states due to massive number of mail-in and provisional ballots.

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