by Penka Arsova
President Trump declared victory early Wednesday despite incomplete results from several battleground states.
What he said: The president, speaking from the East Room of the White House, said there has been a “record” turnout this election and thanked his supporters. He also suggested an effort to “disenfranchise” voters.
“I want to thank the American people for their tremendous support. Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight and a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people and we will not stand for it. We won’t stand for it,” President Trump said.
“We won states we weren’t expecting to win. Florida, we didn’t win it, we won it by a lot … We won the great state of Ohio, we won Texas…It is also clear that we have won Georgia. They’re never gonna catch us. They can’t catch us,” he said, adding that he has “clearly won” in North Carolina. “We’re winning Pennsylvania by a tremendous amount of votes,” the president continued, arguing that it’s not “even close.”