Stop The Count, Trump Tweets
Donald Trump has dramatically tweeted that US election officials should ‘STOP THE COUNT,’
despite his own armed supporters calling for it to continue.
The President of the United States made the dramatic interjection Thursday morning,
as Joe Biden pulled ahead of him in the race for the White House. It is unclear which states Trump wanted
to stop counting, with six – Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia – still to declare
Dozens of the president’s supporters – some carrying guns – descended on a vote-counting center in Marciopa
County, Arizona, on Wednesday night demanding that workers there count every vote.
The Associated Press and Fox News have already called the state for Joe Biden, but a mail-in ballot count on
Wednesday evening narrowed Biden’s lead over Trump, with the president’s supporters hoped he could
somehow claw back its 11 electoral college votes.
Trump’s campaign team is expected to file a lawsuit in Nevada on Thursday morning, having claimed at least
10,000 people who live outside the state voted in its election, a breach of rules.
Lawsuits have also been mounted in Michigan and Pennsylvania, with Team Trump further demanding a recount
in Wisconsin after Joe Biden won there.