Trump tweets Dems ‘trying to STEAL the election’ amid Biden-leaning initial results

Trump tweets Dems 'trying to STEAL the election' amid Biden-leaning initial results

President Donald Trump acts somewhat expectedly by resorting to social media, specifically Twitter, to express dissent. He accused “they,” presumably the Democrats, on “trying to STEAL the election.”

November 3 is finally over but the counting of votes is yet to come a close. President Donald Trump seemed to react on rival’s live media appearance tonight, as ballot-counting continues.

Immediately after posting, Twitter has already screened the President’s tweet, citing that it “might be misleading about an election or other civic process.” As of this writing, former VP Joe Biden is leading the initial count, with a 238-213 electoral lead.

Social media platforms screen POTUS’ posts

The incumbent president has always had a rocky relationship with social media platforms. His tweets are commonly flagged for misleading information, especially about the COVID-19.

This time around, the president himself is yet again flagged for potentially misinforming the public. Several media outlets noted that Trump was referring to the Democrats when he accused “they” for trying to allegedly steal the election.

The POTUS tweeted:

“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!”

Trump echoed the same statement on Facebook, which earned his post with an accompanying message saying, “Final results may be different from initial vote counts, as ballot counting will continue for days or weeks.”

Moreover, Twitter Safety posted an official statement, further explaining the warning slap on the president’s tweet.

After Biden made the media appearance, he too expressed that he will be making a statement—further claiming his victory.

U.S. election update

Both parties are actually right on track with their “must-win states,” says PoliticoTrump bagged Florida, Texas, and an already projected win in Ohio. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is seen to effectively flip Arizona—a state that Trump won in 2016.

Of course, there hasn’t been any official projected win for Arizona yet. Fox News did report that Biden is likely to take Arizona. Accordingly, as of 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 4, the news outlet reports that Biden got 52%, while the POTUS trails by 46%, with 75% of precincts reporting.

Although, AZ Governor Doug Ducey warns that it’s “far too early” to call the election in his respective states.

Meanwhile, legal disputes have already started in Pennsylvania and Nevada. As the Trump campaign attempted to block the tally of votes in Clark County. The federal judge has already denied the plaintiff of their bid.

The same sentiment is filed in Pennsylvania, as the Republicans reportedly sought “to block election officials from counting provisional ballots submitted by voters whose absentee ballots were disqualified,” as reported by Politico

 

Featured image courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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