Trump Tweets His Lead in Key Dem-Run States Flipped Overnight, Twitter Labels Post 'Misleading'

© AFP 2022 / JEFF KOWALSKYDetroit election workers work on counting absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. - President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls closed across the United States -- and the American people waiting for results in key battlegrounds still up for grabs.
Detroit election workers work on counting absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. - President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls closed across the United States -- and the American people waiting for results in key battlegrounds still up for grabs. - Sputnik International
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Trump's contender Joe Biden has taken the lead over the US President in a number of states, despite the latter's initial successes. The latest state to see Biden overtake Trump was Michigan where the former vice president leads his rival by 0.3 percentage points.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that it was "strange" several key states governed by the Democrats, flipped to blue after solid Republican victories had been forecast only a day earlier.

Soon after Trump tweeted his incredulity about Biden's lead, the social network labelled his post 'disputed' and potentially 'misleading'.

 

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The Biden campaign, meanwhile, has said their candidate could be declared winner of the presidential race if the vote count were to stop now.

"I want to share with all of you that Joe Biden is on track to win this election, and he will be the next president of the United States," the campaign manager Jennifer O'Malley Dillon said during a briefing.

Dillon has claimed that Biden had already won Wisconsin and looks sure to win Nevada. She also projected Biden to claim more votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania than Trump did in 2016.

The Democratic candidate may also have a chance of overturning Trump's current lead in Georgia and North Carolina, O'Malley Dillon stated.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather during a protest about the early results of the 2020 presidential election, in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 6, 2020. - Sputnik International
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The campaign adviser Bob Bauer, in turn, responded to Trump's threat that the US election result would be settled in the Supreme Court. Bauer stressed he was confident that such attempts would suffer defeat, adding that Biden's team was fully prepared to fight a legal challenge to the election in any US court, should it come to that.

In a parallel statement, Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien said the US president will win as soon as all legal ballots are counted. 

Biden took the lead over his opponent in a number of states, including Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota where polls previously projected a Trump win. The Americans have cast their ballots in the election and the country is now engaged in counting votes which so far has given little indication about who will win the race. Nevertheless, Joe Biden is at present ahead of the US President enjoying 44.24% of votes against 39.59% for Trump.

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