Donald Trump promotes conspiracy theories as his lead in key states 'magically disappear'

Donald Trump promotes conspiracy theories as his lead in key states 'magically disappear'

DONALD TRUMP has peddled major conspiracy theories on social media after his leads in key states began to be overtaken by Joe Biden.

Early this morning-- around 2am Washington time, or 7am in Ireland-- the incumbent President declared victory while counting was still underway, stating that the election results were "phenomenal", and said: "Frankly, we did win".

He claimed this year's election process, which includes a record number of mail-in ballots, was a "major fraud on our nation", and demanded that all vote counting stop, saying "this is an embarrassment to our country".

He accused his opponents of being "a very sad group of people" who were trying to "disenfranchise" the "millions and millions" of people who had voted for him.

"We won't allow it," he said, and even threatened to go to the Supreme Court to take action if he believed it was needed.

Mr Trump said it was "VERY STRANGE" that his leads were being overtaken by Joe Biden following the counting of Mail-In ballots (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Now, with mail-in ballots being counted and Biden overtaking Trump in some of the key states he had initially been ahead in, the US President has taken to Twitter to question why his leads have "started to magically disappear".

"Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled," he wrote.

"Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!"

Twitter placed a warning label over the President's message, stating that "some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading", but shortly afterwards Mr Trump posted another message.

"How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?" he asked.

It had been anticipated that the Mail-In ballots would favour Joe Biden as the Democratic party had pushed for early and absentee voting, mainly due to the risk from the coronavirus pandemic.

As things stand, Joe Biden holds 224 Electoral College votes, with Mr Trump holding 213.

Should Joe Biden maintain his lead in key states including Michigan, he will collect the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency.

However, the former Vice President has previously said the election "ain't over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted"-- meaning America may not know who their next president is for several days.