President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of trying to steal the election and says there has been voter fraud.
Trump spoke Thursday evening from the White House, the first time that he has addressed the public since his remarks in the early hours of Wednesday morning after election night. His campaign has brought or threatened lawsuits in several closely contested states in an attempt to stop the counting of votes it is disputing.
The Trump campaign filed lawsuits this week demanding ballot-counting be suspended in several states that are key to winning the White House, while also signalling its intent to demand a recount in Wisconsin.
“This is a case where they’re trying to steal an election, they’re trying to rig an election, and we can’t let that happen,” Trump said.
Trump is currently projected to have won 214 electoral votes, according to The Associated Press news agency, compared with 264 electoral votes for Biden.
“Democrats are the party of the Big Donors, the Big Media, the Big Tech it seems and Republicans have become the party of the American worker and that’s what’s happened,” the president said. “And we’re also, I believe, the party of inclusion,” he added.
Trump added that he won “the largest share of non-White voters of any Republican in 60 years.” Among Hispanics, he has 35 percent support, up from 28 percent in 2016.
“For the first time ever, we lost zero races in the House,” Trump said. No Republican incumbents were unseated in the House, and GOP challengers flipped seven seats.
The battleground states are still too close to call at this moment and major election lawsuits will be seen in the next few weeks.