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Trump says will go to Supreme Court to dispute election count

WASHINGTON — United Stated president Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 4) claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes.

Trump says will go to Supreme Court to dispute election count

US president Donald Trump claps alongside US First Lady Melania Trump after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on Nov 4, 2020.

WASHINGTON — United Stated president Donald Trump on Wednesday (Nov 4) claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes.

"We did win this election," Mr Trump said in an extraordinary speech from the ceremonial East Room of the White House. "This is a fraud on the American public."

The Republican, who according to initial results is in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Joe Biden, said he would go to court and "we want all voting to stop".

He appeared to mean stopping the counting of mail-in ballots which can be legally accepted by state election boards after Tuesday's election, provided they were sent in time. AFP

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