US elections: Trump to legally challenge all recent Biden-won states

The president also declared he won a 'big legal battle' in Pennsylvania.

US President Donald Trump speaks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, November 4, 2020. (photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, November 4, 2020.
(photo credit: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to announce that he won a "Big legal win in Pennsylvania!" This was followed by promising to legally challenge the results of every one of the recent states won by Joe Biden.
"All of the recent Biden claimed States will be legally challenged by us for Voter Fraud and State Election Fraud," he tweeted. "Plenty of proof - just check out the Media. WE WILL WIN! America First!

This comes after he tweeted that "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!" in reference to mail-in votes that could have arrived after the elections.
However, Twitter soon flagged the tweet, marking it as being potentially misleading.
It is normal in US elections for states to count votes for days, or even weeks, after voting ends on Election Day.

The company has applied labels to multiple tweets sent by Trump in recent days, warning users that information is disputed and might be misleading, as he fights Democratic rival Joe Biden to keep his place in the White House.

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted "STOP THE COUNT" as the US election results edge closer to being completed.
Also Thursday, Trump's campaign said it expected to launch additional legal action in Pennsylvania and Nevada and predicted that the Republican incumbent would emerge victorious in the US election by as early as Friday evening.

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters on a conference call that Trump was "alive and well" with regard to the presidential race.

Campaign adviser Jason Miller said he expected legal action in Pennsylvania to ensure visibility on previous ballots that have been counted in that state.

Many of the president's closest allies have been vocally backing him over social media. This includes his sons Eric Trump (who tweeted "Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Michigan, Wisconsin, And Pennsylvania" along with a Federalist article of the same name) and Donald Trump Jr. (who tweeted "You didn’t see all of these games, statistical impossibilities, and magic ballots in 2016 because the Democrats figured they had it in the bag and wouldn’t have to break out all the stops") as well as former intelligence director Richard Grenell (who tweeted "Non-residents and dead people have voted. Democrats planned this. It’s an attack on our Democracy. We must only count LEGAL votes").
Supporters were also active on Facebook, with a public group pushing false claims about voter fraud and Democrats trying to "steal" the US election, rapidly swelled to more than 325,000 members on Thursday, a day after it was created.
The "Stop the Steal" group, which says it was started by the conservative nonprofit Women for America First, called for "boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote."
Earlier Thursday, Trump's campaign announced it planned to make an announcement in Las Vegas on Thursday on what was expected to be a lawsuit challenging the vote in that state.

The campaign scheduled a news conference as ballot counting in the US presidential election continued in the state.

The Trump campaign, which has already filed lawsuits in Michigan and Pennsylvania to stop vote counting, planned to allege voter fraud in a lawsuit in Nevada, Fox News reported.

A judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by US President Donald Trump's campaign in hopes of halting vote-counting in Michigan.

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens made the ruling during a court hearing on Thursday. She said she planned to issue a written ruling on Friday. 

The news conference will feature Grenell, former Nevada attorney-general Adam Laxalt, chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp and Nevada GOP chair Michael McDonald, the statement said.

With tensions rising, about 200 of Trump's supporters, some armed with rifles and handguns, gathered outside an election office on Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, following unsubstantiated rumors that votes were not being counted.

In Detroit, officials blocked about 30 people, mostly Republicans, from entering a vote-counting facility amid unfounded claims that the vote count in Michigan was fraudulent.
In Fulton County, Georgia, election officials said they can still receive military and overseas ballots by 5 p.m. ET on Friday.
A Clarke County, Nevada official has said they could still receive more ballots next week that will need to be counted under the law, Reuters has reported.