Donald Trump: We won this election, this is a fraud

After predicting 'big win', Trump declares victory, vows appeal to Supreme Court to 'ensure election integrity'. 'Frankly, we won.'

David Rosenberg , | updated: 9:36 AM

US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

President Donald Trump spoke out Wednesday morning in a televised address from the White House, responding to the results from Tuesday’s presidential election.

“The results tonight have been phenomenal, and we are getting ready…to get outside and celebrate something that was so good, such a success.”

Trump made allusions to attempts to “disenfranchise” voters, while appearing to hint at Fox News’ early call projecting Joe Biden to win Arizona.

“A very sad group of people is trying o disenfranchise [voters]. And we won’t stand for it.”

"Arizona - we had a life left, but someone decided to declare it."

The president claimed victory in North Carolina and Georgia, two states where he is leading in the current vote count, but has yet to be declared the winner of by any major news network.

Trump claimed that he won the election outright, and vowed to "ensure the integrity" of the vote from "fraud".

“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We we’re getting ready to win this election, and frankly we did win this election.”

An hour before his address, Trump called the election a “big win”, tweeting: “I will be making a statement tonight. A big WIN!”

Trump also touted his lead in the vote count in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, criticizing media outlets for their coverage of the election results.

The president vowed he would appeal to the US Supreme Court to block the counting of invalid late votes.

Earlier overnight, former Vice President Joe Biden made a brief appearance in front of supporters in Wilmington, Delaware, expressing optimism as the ballot count continues across the country.

"We believe we're on track to win this election. We knew because of the unprecedented early vote, mail-in vote, it could take a while and we will have to be patient."

"I'm optimistic about this outcome," Biden said, thanking his voters.

"We're feeling good about where we are."