Donald Trump’s chances of winning have plummeted after strong numbers overnight prompted him to falsely claim victory.
Analysts from UK based The Smarkets Exchange have downgraded the likelihood of a Trump victory to 21%, while New Zealand-based predictions market PredictIt had Biden at nearly 80%.
The President baselessly claimed that the Democrats are trying to “steal” the election – and alleged he could lose because of “major fraud”.
In a rant at the White House, he claimed he would go to the Supreme Court, claiming that a group of “sad” opponents were trying to “disenfranchise” his supporters.
Joe Biden’s campaign has branded the claim “outrageous” and a “naked effort” to snatch democracy.
Trump claimed to have been on course for a “big win” as he threw accusations at the counting process.
Biden received a big boost after winning Arizona – the first “flip” state which saw the 2016 result reversed.
The counting of votes could take days and a contentious decision could well end up being thrown to the courts.
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