Donald Trump claims US presidency win as he brands election ‘a major fraud’

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Sitting US president Donald Trump has claimed victory in the 2020 presidential elections as he made a series of bizarre claims about pro-Democrat ballots being entered too late.

Trump started the press conference, which started at around 2.20am local time, by listing a series of states his team claims to have won – despite votes still being counted.

Trump claimed the Democrats had deliberately sent out mail-in absentee voter ballots in a bid to delay the announcement of any result.

The 45th President of the United States said: "They knew they couldn't win so they said, let's go to court.

"Did I predict this? Did I say this? I've been saying it since they said they were sending out tens of millions of ballots."

He added: "This is a major fraud. This is an embarrassment to our country.

"We were getting ready to win this election and frankly, we did win this election."

The President was formally played into the room by a brass band rendition of "Hail to the Chief".

Several tweets and Facebook posts from Mr Trump on Election Night claiming the election was being "stolen" have been labelled misleading by Twitter and Facebook as votes were still being counted.

Speaking earlier on Election Night, challenger Joe Biden had previously called for patience and demanded that "every vote be counted" before any winner was declared.

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