US election results: Donald Trump insists he ‘won’ election in first tweets after losing to Joe Biden

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When the news of Joe Biden’s victory came through, Donald Trump was playing golf – but he was soon on Twitter.

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Donald Trump has once more insisted that he has won the election, tweeting for the first time since Joe Biden was announced as the next US president.

Mr Trump repeated unfounded claims of election fraud and suggested votes for his Democratic rival were not legal.

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He wrote: “THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”

He soon followed up with another tweet: “71,000,000 Legal Votes. The most EVER for a sitting President!”

 

At the time of his posts, there were 70,356,821 votes for Mr Trump and 74,523,535 votes for Mr Biden.

Mr Trump’s comments come after Mr Biden took an unbeatable lead in Pennsylvania – picking up its 20 Electoral College votes and passing the 270 needed to gain the White House.

  • Credit: Sky News
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