#USAElections2020: 'Big win,' says Donald Trump; set to make statement
United States President Donald Trump will be making a statement shortly as the US voted for the 2020 Presidential elections on Tuesday (local time). Trump is seeking to be re-elected as President with Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden rivaling against him. Early trends show that the Presidential race is neck-and-neck with the attention turning to key battleground states.
Trump wrote in a tweet, "I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!" Notably, Trump has won the key battleground states of Florida and Ohio in a major win. While Florida has 29 electoral votes, Ohio has 18. Trump is now trailing Biden 213-224, according to the Associated Press. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.
I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
After Trump's tweet, Biden also tweeted, "Keep the faith, guys. We're gonna win this." In another tweet, he wrote, "It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare the winner of this election. It's the voters' place." "We feel good about where we are. We believe we are on track to win this election," the Democratic challenger added.
Both Trump and Biden have snatched up enough votes to leave pollsters divided. While Trump bagged Florida and Ohio, the two are locked in a tight race in other battleground states. Notably, this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of voters cast ballots early through mail-in ballots, delaying counting, which means a clear winner may not be apparent by Wednesday.
Trump accused the Democrats of trying to "steal" the election. He tweeted, "We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!" This tweet was flagged by Twitter as "misleading." Even after polls close, voters are officially allowed to cast vote if they remain in line.