Pennsylvania Governor Says Trump 'Fraud' Claim Is a 'Partisan Attack'

Pennsylvania's Democratic Governor Tom Wolf has hit out at President Donald Trump for baselessly suggesting that officials are trying to steal the election from the Republican Party.

Trump gave an unprecedented speech early Wednesday morning, falsely claiming that he had won the election and claiming—with no evidence—that election officials were engaging in electoral fraud to try and prevent his victory.

The president demanded that officials stop counting votes in certain states and suggested he would appeal to the Supreme Court to do so. Legal experts have said there is no clear reason for Trump to do so.

The result from Pennsylvania remains unclear. The Keystone State was predicted to be pivotal in the race for the White House, and its 20 electoral votes could well tip the eventual winner over the all important 270 electoral vote line.

Wolf said early Wednesday that his state would finish counting all ballots regardless of Trump's protests. He wrote on Twitter: "We still have over 1 million mail ballots to count in Pennsylvania. I promised Pennsylvanians that we would count every vote and that's what we're going to do."

"Let's be clear: This is a partisan attack on Pennsylvania's elections, our votes, and democracy," Wolf added. "Our counties are working tirelessly to process votes as quickly AND as accurately as possible. Pennsylvania will have a fair election and we will count every vote."

Republican Philadelphia city Commissioner Al Schmidt added his voice to the condemnation of the president's address. Schmidt is responsible for elections and voter registration in the city, which represents a large proportion of voters in the state.

"Philadelphia will NOT stop counting ALL legitimate votes cast by eligible voters," Schmidt wrote on Twitter. "And we will report and report and report until the last vote is counted."

Wolf had already criticized Trump on Tuesday while polls were still open, responding to the president's assertion that "we have a lot of eyes watching" the state for any suggestion of impropriety.

Wolf replied on Twitter: "Pennsylvanians will not be intimidated. You can watch us count every vote and have a fair election."

Democratic candidate Joe Biden's campaign, meanwhile, said Trump's unfounded claims of victory and electoral fraud were "outrageous."

Campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon said Trump's remarks were "unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election."

"We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion."

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President Donald Trump speaks during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., early on November 4. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images/Getty