Early Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump spoke out to pledge that he will go all the way to the Supreme Court if that’s what it takes to stop states from counting suspicious ballots.
While speaking at the White House at around 2:30am, Trump declared victory over Joe Biden in the presidential election despite the fact that votes were still being counted in crucial swing states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump said from the White House at around 2:30AM. “This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.”
“This is a very big moment,” he added. “This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner, so we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. It’s a very sad moment.”
Not stopping there, Trump also thanked the American people for their support.
“Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight, and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people and we will not stand for it,” Trump said. “We won’t stand for it.”
This came after Trump took to Twitter to write, “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
Trump has long been pushing for ballots that are received after Election Day to not be counted.
Biden also tried to sound confidant in his remarks early on Wednesday.
“We feel good about where we are, we really do. I’m here to tell you tonight, I believe we’re on track to win this election,” Biden said. “We knew, because of the unprecedented early vote and the mail-in vote, that it was going to take a while. We’re going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying votes is finished — and it ain’t over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted.”
Votes are still being counted at the time of this writing.