A calm voice, but an explosive speech. It was 2:30 a.m. local time when Donald Trump appeared in a White House living room while the numbers are still very uncertain. While Joe Biden announced his optimism a few hours earlier, the outgoing president claimed to have “won” the presidential election. The count is not yet complete in many key states.
“Honestly, we won the election,” Donald Trump said in a brief address from the living rooms of the White House. Referring to a “fraud” without delivering concrete evidence, he said he wanted to go to the Supreme Court, without specifying on what grounds. “We were ready to celebrate something magnificent,” he said in a confused statement without equal in modern history.
To win, a candidate must obtain at least 270 of the 538 elected voters at the state level.