US President and Republican candidate Donald Trump has declared a premature victory against Democratic nominee Joe Biden early Wednesday morning even as the counting is still going on in several key battleground states.
“You just look at all of these states that we’ve won tonight, and then you take a look at the kind of margins that we’ve won them by,” Trump told supporters at the White House.
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election, frankly, we did win this election.”
Several races have yet to be called, including in the key states of Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
In the latest, Joe Biden won Arizona, adding its 11 Electoral College votes to his side for a total of 236, according to Associated Press.
Biden is currently leading Trump 238-213 as the candidates seek to reach at least 270 Electoral College delegates — the required number to win the popular vote.
With inputs from agencies