US Election: Biden campaigns say the government capable of 'escorting trespassers' out of the White House as election tensions rise
The Joe Biden campaign has released a statement in retaliation to the President’s accusations of election fraud and his claims that he has already won.
As Pennsylvania tips in favour of Joe Biden, tensions continue to rise in the US.
US president Donald Trump has tweeted: ““Philadelpiha (sic) has got a rotten history on election integrity.”
This comes after his repeated allegations of voter fraud, which have not been substantiated and he has not yet provided a source for his comments.
CNN has reported the Biden campaign released a statement saying: “As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election.
"And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”
Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the White House. The winner will lead a country facing a historic set of challenges, including a surging pandemic and deep political polarisation.
Trump remained in the White House residence Friday morning as his campaign insisted the election wasn't over. Biden was at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, as the vote count continued.
The focus on Pennsylvania, where Biden led Trump by more than 9,000 votes, and Georgia, where Biden led by more than 1,500, came as Americans entered a third full day after the election without knowing who will lead them for the next four years. The prolonged process added to the
anxiety of a nation whose racial and cultural divides were inflamed during the heated campaign.
In Pennsylvania, officials were not allowed to process mail-in ballots until Election Day under state law. It's a form of voting that has skewed heavily in Biden's favor after Trump spent months claiming without proof that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud.
Mail ballots from across the state were overwhelmingly breaking in Biden's direction. A final vote total may not be clear for days because the use of mail-in ballots, which take more time to process, has surged as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Additional reporting by PA
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