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Trump wants "all the voting to stop"

Washington D.C.- The election is not over until all the votes have been counted. But during a Wednesday morning speech from the White House, President Donald Trump said that, as far as he was concerned, he had already won the race.

President Trump said that, as far as he was concerned, he had "already won".
President Trump said that, as far as he was concerned, he had "already won".  © Alex Brandon/AP/dpa

According to The New York Times, Trump entered the White House’s East Room at 2:21 AM. There, he gave a speech in which he attacked the ongoing vote counting, essentially claimed victory, and suggested that attempts to count all ballots "disenfranchised" his supporters.

"Millions and millions of people voted for us. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people," Trump said.

He also reiterated which states he had already won and also misleadingly included Pennsylvania and North Carolina, which are both still counting ballots, boasting that the Democrats "can't catch us."

As CNN reported, "He insisted that states where vote tallies currently show him leading should be called in his favor, despite significant outstanding votes yet to be counted."

Trump tweeted his speech

Trump had earlier tweeted  that he was planning to announce "a big WIN." And in his White House appearance, he basically did just that by stating, "Frankly, we did win this election." He repeated that premature declaration several times, telling his cheering campaign team that "we've already won."

He also added that he was planning to go to the US Supreme Court and that he wanted "all voting to stop."

Millions of votes are still outstanding and full results from the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are not expected until later in the week.

Cover photo: Alex Brandon/AP/dpa

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