- Donald Trump says the winner of the 2020 US presidential election must be declared on Tuesday, November 3
- The Republican candidate argued the Supreme Court's decision to allow some counties to count votes beyond the election day
- Trump threatened to deploy a squad of lawyers in case he feels dissatisfied with the balloting process
- At least 95 million have cast their votes through early voting as the rest of US citizens head to the ballot today
US President Donald Trump has said the winner of Tuesday, November 3 poll should be declared before Wednesday, November 4, remarks that have been perceived as voter suppression and intimidation by a section of observers.
Trump made the remarks on Sunday, November 1, during his tiresome homestretch campaign as he tried to solidify his support base and boost his reelection chances against his Democratic Party contender Joe Biden.
The US head of state also poked holes in a Supreme Court decision that allowed absentee ballots to be counted days after the election day, a rule that he claimed could snowball into violence.
Trump wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, November 3, morning:
"The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a very dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!"
Twitter, however, flagged the same message after Trump shared it on the platform terming it as disputed and potentially misleading.
Recall that the Republican candidate said his legal team will head to court immediately after the US presidential election to challenge the counting of late ballots.
Trump made the statement on Sunday, November 1, when speaking to reporters in Charlotte before a rally in Hickory, North Carolina.
The US president raised doubts over mail and absentee votes and questioned why the counting of late-arriving ballots should be allowed after election day.
As of Monday, November 2, at least 95 million Americans had cast their ballot through the early voting provision.
A section of observers held most people who grabbed the early voting opportunity were leaning towards Democratic candidate Biden.
Trump supporters are, however, expected to turn out in large numbers and cast their ballots on election day.
Meanwhile, a report by Media Post stated that the political campaigns by the Democrats and the Republicans across TV, radio, and digital have gulped a massive $8.15 billion.
Legit.ng has taken a look at the financial cost of the electioneering process as Americans head to the polls.
Using the Naira-Dollar official rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), N379/$1, $8.15 billion is about N3.1 trillion.
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