US Election Donald Trump

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‘What a terrible thing is happening!’ – Trump fires tweets amid voting count

Donald Trump has cried foul on many things including the counting of ballots amid the US election. Here’s what he had to say.

US Election Donald Trump

Photo: Flickr / Gage Skidmore

It’s been hours of sheer anticipation and hanging on the edge of our seats. Are we any closer to the final results of the US election? We can’t pinpoint exactly but what we do know is, Donald Trump is becoming increasingly restless on Twitter. He has, in recent hours, been crying foul on a number of things, especially vote counting.  

For clarity, we’ll take you through everything he’s had to say recently. 


Trump took to Twitter around the time the mail-in votes were counted and said the following; 

“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat-run and controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. Very strange, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely and historically wrong!”

The mail-in ballots skewed towards Biden resulting in significant gains for the former vice president. Trump then went on to ask why mail-in ballots are so devastating in their percentage. 

“How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?” he asked. 

“They are finding Biden votes all over the place — in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our Country!” he added. 

Trump then went on to say that “they are working hard to make up 500 000 vote advantage in Pennsylvania disappear”.

That wasn’t all though. Seemingly shocked, he said Michigan found the ballots necessary to keep a wonderful young man, John James, out of the U.S. Senate. 

“What a terrible thing is happening!” he said. 

“We are winning Pennsylvania big, but the PA Secretary of State just announced that there are “Millions of ballots left to be counted,” he added. 


According to the Spectator Index, the Trump campaign was set to file a lawsuit to halt vote counting in the battleground state of Michigan

Following Trump’s earlier bid to stop vote counting, Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon lashed out saying; “The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect. It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.”

This also came around the time Trump prematurely declared victory while millions of ballots had not yet been counted. 

“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” he said.

Biden, on the other hand, has kept his utterances and tweets quite simple. In the last few hours, he’s said the following; 

“To make sure every vote is counted, we’re setting up the largest election protection effort ever assembled. Because Donald Trump doesn’t get to decide the outcome of this election — the American people do.” 

“We won’t rest until everyone’s vote is counted,” he added. He also told supporters to keep the faith. Biden also retweeted an image which said; “here are the facts”. The facts were listed as the following;

Based on our data, Joe Biden will; 

  • Have more votes than any candidate in history; 
  • Get far more than 50% of the popular vote; 
  • Flip at least three states from 2016; 
  • Net a higher total margin in WI, PA, and MI than Trump did in 2016; and 
  • Win 

According to the Spectator Index, Biden has 248 electoral votes and Trump has 214 electoral votes. The six states, still in play, so to speak are Alaska, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.