“We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “This is a major fraud in our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner,” he said. “We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.”
On Twitter, the president made accusations that there was an attempt to “steal the election”. The social media company was quick to flag the post as misleading.
Abed Ayoub, legal director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), said that Trump’s call for vote counting to stop is voter disenfranchisement.
“It’s massive voter disenfranchisement the likes we haven’t seen since the days of slavery and Jim Crow,” Ayoub told MEE of Trump’s speech. “Every single vote must be counted.”