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Trump claims lead in key states “magically” disappeared

The president’s statement comes hours after he falsely claimed he won in certain key states.

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The president took to Twitter on Wednesday morning (Nov. 4) to question why he is now falling behind in some of the key states he believes he had a lead in.

“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key states in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled,” he wrote. “Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong!”

“How come every time they count mail-in ballot dumps, they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?” he continued in a follow-up tweet.

Trump’s tweets seem to align with Bernie Sanders’ predictions of POTUS’ reaction to this year’s lengthy process of waiting for election results.

“What polls show and what studies have shown is that, for whatever reason, Democrats are more likely to use mail-in ballots, Republicans are more likely to walk into polling booths on Election Day,” the former presidential candidate said last month on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “It is likely that the first votes that will be counted will be those people who came in on Election Day, which will be Republican.”

“And here is the fear — and I hope everybody hears it. It could well be that at 10 o’clock on election night, Trump is winning in Michigan, he’s winning in Pennsylvania, he’s winning in Wisconsin, and he gets on the television and he says, ‘Thank you, Americans, for re-electing me. It’s all over. Have a good day,’” Sanders continued.

“But then, the next day, and the day following, all of those mail-in ballots start getting counted, and it turns out that Biden won those states at which point Trump says, ‘See? I told you the whole thing was fraudulent. I told you those mail-in ballots were crooked. And we’re not going to leave office.’ That is a worry that I and a lot of people have... people should be aware of that possibility.”

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