The country’s eyes remain locked on the voting outcomes of Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvanian while ballots continue to be counted as of 9 a.m. EST Wednesday morning (Nov. 4). Although Trump prematurely declared his victory on Tuesday evening (Nov. 3), ballots have continued to be counted through the night, with voting margins in battleground states growing slim.
The president thanked a crowd of supporters at the White House on Tuesday amid uncertain election results and threatened to go to the Supreme Court to declare himself the winner.
“I want to thank the American people for their tremendous support,” Trump said. “A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people, and we won’t stand for it. We will not stand for it.”
According to reports, the slew of neck-and-neck battleground states — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan — are still adding up mail-in ballots. Election officials in the states have warned that it could take days before a winner in the race is announced.
“This is an embarrassment to our country,” Trump said, alleging that the ballot delay is a Democrat attempt at voter fraud. “We were getting ready to win this election; frankly we did win this election.”
“We want all voting to stop; we don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list,” he continued. “It’s a very sad moment. We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned we already have won.”
Addressing his own crowd of supporters, Joe Biden urged patience and optimism as results continue to trickle in.
“We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we were going to go into tomorrow morning, maybe even longer?” Biden said. “We feel good about where we are. We really do. I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election.”