Trump Falsely Claims To Have ‘Won’ In Georgia And Pennsylvania As Votes Are Still Being Tallied

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump claimed to have already won both Georgia and Pennsylvania from the White House press briefing room Thursday, even as votes are still being tallied in the states.

Biden remains on the precipice of victory, while Trump’s path to victory requires winning in North Carolina, maintaining shrinking leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia, and flipping Arizona. The Trump campaign has also called for a recount in Wisconsin. Trump argued his election night leads are being “chipped away” by votes “they keep finding all over.” Trump also began speaking of the election in past tense, saying he “won in Georgia” and “won in Pennsylvania.”

This combination of pictures created on November 04, 2020 shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) in Wilmington, Delaware, and US President Donald Trump (R) in Washington, DC both pumping their fist during an election night speech early November 4, 2020. (ANGELA WEISS,MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump’s press conference echoed his brief address in the early hours of Wednesday morning, during which he said Democrats are attempting to “disenfranchise” voters and claimed that he “did win this election.”

Trump has litigation pending in Nevada, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania while judges have already thrown out Trump campaign lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan.

Trump spoke for roughly 15 minutes and left the briefing without answering shouted questions.