Donald Trump pushed a baseless accusation of “fraud” in the presidential election, as he declared victory without the results to back that up.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” the president said a the White House. “This is an embarrassment to our country.”
Trump added, “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.”
The president has not won re-election as of now, and key swing states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin remain too close to call.
The president pledged to fight the results of the election at the supreme court.
“We will be going to the US supreme court. We want all voting to stop,” Trump said.
Election officials in key swing states continue to count valid ballots, and that process could continue for days.