President Donald Trump claimed during a press conference from the White House on Thursday that social media and media channels had helped influence the U.S. presidential election in the direction of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Trump also claimed that the Democrats were trying to commit fraud to steal the election from him.
In his speech, Trump claimed that the polls published by news agencies and social media contained false information and called them “falsified”. However, no conclusive evidence was found that the polls were knowingly manipulated.
“The pollsters knowingly misinterpreted, knowingly misrepresented, and everyone knew it at the time,” Trump said. “There was no blue wave that they could have predicted. They thought there would be a big blue wave.” Trump also referred to the Democratic Party as “the party of big money, big media, big technology, it seems, and the Republicans have become the party of the American workers, and that’s what has happened. We are also, I think, the party of inclusion”.
Trump said that he has won victories in contested states like Florida and Ohio, “despite historical electoral intervention by the big money, the big media and the big technology.
“If you count the legal votes, I win easily,” Trump said, referring to the presidential election as a whole. “If you count the illegal votes, they may try to steal the election from us.
Washington Newsday asked the Biden campaign for a comment.
Trump also claimed that in some areas where the ballots were still being counted, the Democrats were trying to “commit fraud.
“This is a case of them trying to steal an election,” Trump said. “They’re trying to rig an election, and we can’t let that happen.”
In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said his government would question the legality of some reported Biden victories on the battlefield.
“All the states that Biden recently claimed are being legally challenged by us for electoral fraud and fraud in the states,” Trump tweeted. “Plenty of evidence – just look at the media,” Trump twittered. WE WILL WIN! America first!”
Twitter labeled Trump’s post as potentially “misleading about an election or other civic process.
Trump expressed concern that he might lose his re-election bid because the swing states continue to count absentee ballots and absentee ballot papers. In Pennsylvania, where 20 votes are at stake, Trump’s lead over Biden seemed to wane on Wednesday. A victory in Pennsylvania would give Biden more than the 270 votes needed to win the presidency.
On Wednesday Trump’s re-election campaign in Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit and requested a stop to the counting of votes. According to the suit, Trump’s campaign managers were not granted “reasonable access” to the tabulation process. A Pennsylvania Court of Appeals decision on Thursday allowed representatives of Trump’s re-election campaign to “observe all aspects of the campaign process. However, these individuals must remain within 6 feet of the election workers and wear face masks to comply with COVID-19 security protocols.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.