President Trump said in a tweet flagged by Twitter that the US Supreme Court should decide the presidential election due to unfounded claims of “illegal voting.”
Trump made the allegations early Friday morning as his once sizable lead in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania dwindled to less than 20,000 votes.
“I easily WIN the Presidency of the United States with LEGAL VOTES CAST,” Trump wrote.
“The OBSERVERS were not allowed, in any way, shape, or form, to do their job and therefore, votes accepted during this period must be determined to be ILLEGAL VOTES. U.S. Supreme Court should decide!”
The tweet was flagged by the social media company for “manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”
Trump has made countless legal threats and attempted to halt the counting of votes in recent days as election officials struggle to get mail-in votes tallied in the midst of a pandemic.
Earlier on Thursday night, Trump made the unfounded claim that political foes were trying to steal the election from him during a briefing at the White House.
The president’s rival, Joe Biden, is just six electoral votes away from the 270 needed to secure a victory, with four swing states still too close to call.
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