The Trump campaign insisted the election was “not over” on Friday morning as Mr Biden swung into the lead in Pennsylvania, putting him on track for victory.
Matt Morgan, the Trump campaign’s general counsel said in a statement that it disputed Mr Biden’s lead in four states — Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona.
He appeared to acknowledge, however, that Mr Biden was on track to win in the first three states, saying the campaign wanted a recount in Georgia, a state Mr Trump won in 2016 and which Mr Biden is now leading by a slim margin with 99 per cent of the vote counted.
He also made unsubstantiated claims that there were “many irregularities” in Pennsylvania, where Mr Biden moved ahead of Mr Trump on Friday morning with 98 per cent of the vote tallied, and also complained about the vote in Nevada, where Mr Biden is also ahead.
Only in Arizona did the campaign seek to claim the president was on course to win the state “outright”. Associated Press has already called the state for Mr Biden, although his lead has since tightened with 10 per cent of the vote still to be counted.