Trump says he's 'claiming' Pennsylvania and Michigan in Twitter rant as electoral prospects fade
An angry Donald Trump screams during one of his speeches (Photo: Screen capture)

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.


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.