President Donald Trump appeared to be on a path to re-election but then the counting stopped.
First, Pennsylvania stopped tallying votes in Philadelphia at the request of Attorney General Josh Shapiro. At the time of writing, Trump leads by 699,000 votes.
Then an alleged water pipe break caused voting to halt in Georgia. Trump currently has a lead of 118,000 in the state.
Results also stopped coming in from North Carolina, Michigan and Wisconsin with Trump leading in all three states.
Trump called the stoppage an attempted election steal. If four of the five states finished in favor of Trump, his re-election would be confirmed.
“These aren’t even close,” said Trump. “They are never going to catch us, they can’t catch us.”
“You know what happened, they knew they couldn’t win so they said let’s go to court,” he said. “Either they were going to win or if they didn’t win, they’ll take us to court.”
Trump said the election will now go to the United States Supreme Court for a battle that was predicted for months, including in the Free North News election preview here.
Trump suggested the vote counts were halted so Democrats could “find more ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning” to swing results to Joe Biden.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” he stated. “This is an embarrassment on our country.
“We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.”
Trump’s campaign team has already sent out emails to his voter base seeking donations to help fund the court battle.