US election: Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat, expresses fresh hope

US election: Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat, expresses fresh hope

- Donald Trump is adamant on winning the US presidential election

- The American president has rekindled a fresh hope of overturning Joe Biden's projected victory

- In a Twitter rant, the embattled president continued with his "increasingly delusional claims" of political victory

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Embattled American president, Donald Trump, has expressed fresh optimism on winning the US election as he continues to press lawsuits against the projected president-elect, Joe Biden.

Trump, 74, is trailing behind the 77-year-old former senator and vice president in both electoral and popular votes after the November 3 presidential poll.

Although the international media including the Associated Press have been recognising Biden as the president-elect who will take over in January after the final collation of the results, Trump is yet to accept defeat — a development jeopardising the country's democratic principle.

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The embattled president, in a tweet on Tuesday, November 10, convincingly stated that he would win the election which is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court.

US election: Donald Trumps refuses to concede defeat, expresses optimism
Donald Trump is adamant on winning the US presidential election. Photo credit: The Guardian UK
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Trump's claims that there were electoral fraud and vote-stealing in some states including Pennsylvania have been backed by some top men in his party, Republican.

Meanwhile, amid deepening chaos, Biden has reacted to Trump's "increasingly delusional claims of political victory."

The former vice president has been avoiding open confrontation with the incumbent in order to protect the sanctity of the US democracy, CNN reports.

But during a press conference on Tuesday, Biden called for calm and berated the president for what he termed "dictator moves" after Trump continued to withhold the access and funding that incoming presidents normally rely on to start up their administrations.

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Earlier, reported that after refusing to accept defeat in the US presidential election, President Trump’s campaign is seeking an emergency injunction in Pennsylvania to prevent Joe Biden's victory from being certified in the state.

The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany has vowed that the legal battle to contest Biden's victory was only just beginning.

Another news network, Aljazeera reported that the lawsuit which was filed on Monday, November 9, is also seeking an injunction requiring county election boards to invalidate ballots that were allowed to be “cured”.

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