President Donald Trump early Wednesday accused Democrats of working to “STEAL the Election” in a tweet that was immediately flagged by Twitter due to its “civic integrity policy.”
Trump also hinted at a “big WIN” for his campaign, and teased a further statement as the votes trickled in.
“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” wrote Trump as his opponent, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, was delivering brief remarks in Wilmington, Delaware.
“We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Poles [sic] are closed!” added Trump, including a typo he later amended.
Facebook also flagged the post, adding that, “Final results may be different from initial vote counts, as ballot counting may continue for days or weeks.”
President Trump also said he would follow Biden in addressing the American people early Wednesday, “I will be making a statement tonight,” he wrote. “A big WIN!”
Facebook flagged that statement also, adding: “Votes are being counted. The winner of the 2020 US presidential election has not been projected.”
Early returns have been largely devoid of upsets, save a Biden win in Arizona but final totals in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan aren’t expected anytime soon.
We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020