Trump wins Texas, but national vote still being tallied
Written by admin on November 4, 2020
By KTSU2News Service
President Donald Trump has won the Lone Star state and its 38 electoral votes as Americans wait anxiously to learn who will become the next commander and chief of the nation.
The Houston Chronicle’s interactive map showed that Trump was leading former Vice President Biden in Texas 52% to 46% with 84% of the votes tallied.
However, several mail-in ballots across the nation are still being counted.
Biden spoke briefly to his supporters at midnight and told them to be patient because the votes had not been counted in several states; however, Trump claimed victory in a 2:30 a.m. speech to supporters alluding to voting “fraud” due to the amount of time it was taking to count the ballots.
The incumbent said he would be going to the U.S. Supreme Court because he wanted “all voting to be stopped.” The president further added that he didn’t “want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.”
The president never said who “them” was.
Each state in the US has its own rules to how votes are counted and reported. There was a record number of early votes this year and states across the nation were reporting record Election Day votes.
The polls closed across the nation at 7p.m. Many state voting clerks said that counting of the ballots would resume Wednesday morning.