The Associated Press has yet to announce the winners of the presidential elections in Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, and on Wednesday night it was revealed that Joe Biden won, among other things, in Michigan, receiving 16 more electoral votes.
However, President Donald Trump prematurely announced that he had won all of these states.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that he “proclaims victory … in elections in Pennsylvania (which does not allow legitimate observers), Georgia and North Carolina, each of which Trump is SIGNIFICANTLY in the lead” (end of quote – ed.) …
“In addition, we hereby declare that a large number of ballots were in fact secretly planted in Michigan, which was widely reported,” Trump said.
After Trump supporters began reposting information released by the president on Wednesday, social media companies warned users that the outcome of the presidential elections in the above states has not yet been decided, Reuters reported.
Trump’s three most recent tweets, including a tweet about “sending ballots out of the blue,” Twitter warned users that the post was “misleading about elections or other civil proceedings.” Tweets from Eric Trump and White House Press Secretary Kaylee McEnani about Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania were tagged “Official sources may not have announced the results of the vote at the time of this tweet.”
Facebook has also tagged several presidential posts with similar marks, as votes in the states he claimed to win are still being counted.
At the moment, according to the Associated Press, Biden lacks six electoral votes to win the presidential election after it became known that he received the majority of votes in Michigan. Biden also won elections in Wisconsin and (almost certainly) Arizona, two other states that Donald Trump won in 2016.
The election results are still unknown in Nevada (6 electoral votes), Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), Georgia (16 electoral votes) and North Carolina (15 votes).