- Americans continue to watch and wait to see who will be declared the winner of Tuesday’s presidential elections.
- Alaska, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania are still counting ballots and winners have not been projected.
- Trump has repeated voting fraud claims without providing evidence.
- Biden, who has urged patience, has taken the lead in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
- Arizona has been projected for Biden, but officials say mail-in ballots are still being counted.
Incendiary texts traced to outfit run by top Trump aide
A texting company run by one of Trump’s top campaign officials sent out thousands of targeted, anonymous text messages urging supporters to rally where votes were being counted in Philadelphia, falsely claiming Democrats were trying to steal the presidential election.The messages directed Trump fans to converge at a downtown intersection where hundreds of protesters from the opposing candidates’ camps faced off Thursday afternoon.
“This kind of message is playing with fire, and we are very lucky that it does not seem to have driven more conflict,” said John Scott-Railton, senior researcher at the University of Toronto’s online watchdog Citizen Lab.
Trump Chief of Staff Meadows diagnosed with COVID-19
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who has frequently appeared at public events without wearing a mask, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, Two senior administration officials confirmed.
They offered no details on when the chief of staff came down with the virus or his current condition.
Recounts: What are the rules in key contested states?
Trump to seek recounts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia where apparent winner Biden is ahead by narrow margins.
Biden predicts victory as his lead over Trump grows
Biden says he is going to win the US presidency as his lead over Trump in battleground states grows, although television networks are holding off from declaring him the victor as officials continue to count votes.
“The numbers tell us … it’s a clear and convincing story: We’re going to win this race,” Biden said late on Friday, adding he and his running mate Kamala Harris were already meeting with experts as they prepare for the White House.