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'Packed Like Sardines': Biden Supporters Slammed for No Social Distancing During Celebration Rallies

© AFP 2022 / Chris McGrathPHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- NOVEMBER 07: People celebrate in the streets around city hall after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 07, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA- NOVEMBER 07: People celebrate in the streets around city hall after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 07, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  - Sputnik International
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Even though major US television networks and media outlets have projected Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential race, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he "won the election" by obtaining "71,000,000 legal votes".

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has reproached Joe Biden, projected winner of the 3 November election, for not urging the halt of mass gatherings in his honour amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"Where is Joe Biden calling on the massive Super Spreader events held in his name to end?", McEnany tweeted on Saturday, attaching a video showing thousands of people dancing and popping champagne north of Lafayette Square near the White House in Washington.

The remarks came as many netizens went on Twitter to point out Biden supporters failing to maintain social distancing during celebrations for the Democratic nominee's projected win in the elections.

"Will CNN complain about Biden 'superspreader' events outside White House, Wilmington, Times Square and Atlanta, where his supporters are packed in like sardines, many without masks and not following social distancing rules", one user tweeted.

Fox News has, meanwhile, cited unnamed sources as saying that President Donald Trump said he will be ready to accept Biden's projected election victory when all legal challenges to his campaign are exhausted.

POTUS tweeted on Saturday that he "won the election" by obtaining "71,000,000 legal votes", remarks that came after major US news networks projected that Biden as the winner of the 3 November elections.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden points to the crowd after speaking at his election rally, after the news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.  - Sputnik International
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Also on Saturday, Trump pledged that beginning 9 November, he would start "prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated".

The Trump campaign has repeatedly slammed earlier projections of the US election results, claiming instead that POTUS had won in several battleground states and that Republican observers were not given "meaningful access" to ballot counting locations during the elections.

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