“Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President,” Trump tweeted. “I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!”
Biden has been gaining votes in crucial battleground states like Pennsylvania and Georgia, where Trump had early leads because of how each of the candidates’ supporters chose to vote — Trump supporters tended to vote in person, and those votes were counted first, and Biden supporters tended to vote by mail.
“I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by,” he wrote on Twitter. “Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward!”
Democratic nominee Biden has not claimed the office, but he has predicted victory once the final votes are counted.
On Thursday, Trump told reporters: “If you only count the legal votes, I easily win.”
I had such a big lead in all of these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps these leads will return as our legal proceedings move forward!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2020
Earlier Friday, as Biden’s lead grew, Trump vowed to keep “fighting,” saying he will use “every aspect of the law.”
“We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election,” the president said in a statement Friday. “This is about the integrity of our entire election process.”