On Wednesday, as mail-in votes continued to be counted in the Midwest, President Donald Trump tweeted that he is "claiming" the states of Pennsylvania and Michigan "for Electoral Vote purposes" — as his prospects of making it to 270 grow slimmer.
We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers)… https://t.co/tyDx2FcTzX— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1604526970.0
.....there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1604526971.0
Michigan is projected as a victory for Joe Biden, with nearly all of the votes in and Biden holding a small but stable lead with mainly ballots from Democratic areas left to count.
Pennsylvania, meanwhile, is still reporting a Trump lead, but it is progressively shrinking as hundreds of thousands of remaining ballots are processed — and Trump has dispatched Rudy Giuliani to try to block the count from continuing.