“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed,” Mr Trump said.
“The simple fact is this election is far from over.”
Trump pointed out that states had not yet certified the results, and his campaign had launched multiple “legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor”.
However, near-complete results issued by each state showed an insurmountable lead for Mr Biden, allowing news networks to call the overall result, as they do every election.
Mr Trump followed up this statement with a tweet saying he won the election and that his observers were not allowed into counting rooms, which is not true.
THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!