Donald Trump threatens legal proceedings as Biden edges closer to victory
Trump is making accusations of fraud and demanding recounts as Biden edges closer to victory.
Donald Trump is continuing to voice his frustration with the fact that his time as US President appears to be coming to an end.
While plenty of votes remain to be counted, Trump's lead has dwindled to the point that Biden is now in pole position to win the election.
Speaking on Wednesday night, Biden refused to declare himself the winner, though he did say that by the time the count would be finished, he was confident that he would be the victor.
He said: "We are campaigning as Democrats, but I will govern as an American president.
"There will be no blue states and red states when we win, just the United States of America. I will work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as I will for those who did vote for me."
Meanwhile, Trump has been airing his grievances on his Twitter page, complaining about the mail-in ballots that are heavily in Biden's favour, as expected.
He tweeted: "Our lawyers have asked for 'meaningful access', but what good does that do? The damage has already been done to the integrity of our system, and to the Presidential Election itself. This is what should be discussed!"
His tweets, a number of which have been flagged by Twitter for misinformation, have also seen him claim victory in a number of states where it appears he has in fact not won.
We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,.....
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020