'STOP THE COUNT!': Trump Says Votes Arriving Post-Election Day Will Be Ignored

President Donald Trump has resumed his calls for ballots to cease being tallied, while suggesting any which arrived after November 3 will not count.

Trump's began his remarks against the counts with a tweet reading "STOP THE COUNT!" on Thursday morning.

This was shortly followed by another all-caps tweet reading: "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!"

This tweet was swiftly marked by Twitter with a label suggesting the content is "disputed and might be misleading."

It comes after the president on Wednesday prematurely declared victory and said he wanted counts to cease. He suggested there could be legal action over his objections, eluding to clashes potentially reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We want all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballots at four o'clock in the morning and add them to the list," he said in the early hours of Wednesday.

The Trump campaign has launched lawsuits in several states calling for votes to stop being counted.

His early victory remarks prompted a swift backlash from his political adversaries. The commander-in-chief also faced derision from some who had been supportive of him seeking a second term in office.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020

This has left his supporters split, chanting for counts to continue in some areas and end in others.

While not declaring victory explicitly, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has expressed confidence it will be he who is victorious once all the votes are counted.

He has been steadfast in this call that all ballots should be tallied, telling supporters in an email: "We're going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying the votes is finished. And it ain't over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted."

The Biden campaign has previously outlined this desire to wait for all votes to be counted, expressing this prior to Election Day.

Polling ahead of November 3 also indicated the public wanted to wait for all ballots to be tallied, despite Trump's attacks on mail-in voting.

Trump's call comes with Associated Press' calls putting Biden on 264 Electoral College votes, potentially just one state away from victory.

However, the Trump campaign has called for a recount in Wisconsin, despite it being unlikely this will alter the outcome based upon the outcome of previous such actions in past elections, while calls of Biden victory in Arizona have also been disputed. Arizona going to Trump, with its 11 Electoral College votes, could see Biden's paths to 270 narrow.

Pennsylvania, with its 20 Electoral College votes, could prove a crucial state for either candidate. It is one of the states in which Trump has pursued legal action to see the count stopped. The other two are Michigan and Georgia.

Pennsylvania had also previously allowed it so mail-in votes arriving after Election Day could be counted up until November 6. This decision has survived previous Republican-led legal challenges, though looks to be under further pressure following Trump's recent comments.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign for further comment and to ask for detail of any further action it might be taking.

President Donald Trump speaks during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on November 4, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images