PRESIDENT Donald Trump has insisted the election is "far from over" as he discovered he lost to Joe Biden while on a golf course on Saturday morning.
Trump's comments come as Biden sealed election victory after winning over Pennsylvania.
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An official statement from president Trump reads: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.
"The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.
"In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media."
According to the president, the Trump campaign will begin prosecuting their case to "ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated."
He then denounced the Biden campaign for wanting ballots counted "even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters."
Trump added: “So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
The president first broke cover today to play golf as he once again insisted he "WON THIS ELECTION."
He lost the historic race with Biden leading him in several swing states including Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona.
But amid the legal wrangling and violence on the streets, Trump has today left the White House to play a round of golf at his course in Sterling, Virginia.
Despite criticizing his predecessor Barack Obama for his love of the game, it has been estimated the Republican has enjoyed more than 300 rounds during his four years in office.
Today, Trump repeated his unsubstantiated claim that he won the election after falling behind Biden in several states as postal ballots were counted.
He tweeted:"I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!"
Meanwhile, a press conference led by Rudy Giuliani begin late Saturday morning at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Giuliana called the situation "extremely troubling" as the civil rights case alleges that "President Trump's campaign was denied its right to fair count."
He said the case will be filed in federal court
The former mayor of New York said more than 50 court watchers will testify that they were "uniformly deprived of their right to inspect any single part of the mail-in ballots."
Giuliani added: "There was zero security. The people of this country have no assurance of all that those ballots that were cast."
This comes as campaign insiders claim Trump has not prepared a concession speech and has told allies that he has no intention of admitting defeat, CNN reports.
According to the report, the Republican's view that the election was "stolen" – despite a lack of evidence, is being supported by his adult sons and some senior aides.
Before heading to the golf course and Biden being confirmed as the winner of the election, Trump continued his combative rhetoric in a series of angry tweets.
He claimed that vote counts were blocked by "tractors" despite the centres reportedly having independent observers inside during the process.
Trump tweeted: "…Bad things took place during those hours where LEGAL TRANSPARENCY was viciously & crudely not allowed.
"Tractors blocked doors & windows were covered with thick cardboard so that observers could not see into the count rooms. BAD THINGS HAPPENED INSIDE. BIG CHANGES TOOK PLACE!"
According to CNN journalist Jim Acosta, a campaign insider admitted the President's team has "nothing concrete" to back up their claims of "fraud."
The news outlet reports White House staff have grown frustrated with the likes of chief of staff Mark Meadows for not being frank with the US leader and for feeding his "baseless claims."
Trump's lawyers have launched legal challenges in at least six swing states claiming election fraud, Bloomberg reports.
One attorney said: "We're going to play until the whistle blows."
Another source said of Trump: "He's in fighting mode. He thinks it's in his benefit to fight."
His campaign said yesterday morning that they will refuse to concede the election, calling projections of a Biden win "false" and the race "far from final."
Trump campaign chief Matt Morgan said: "This election is not over."
However, many of the Republican's allies are concerned that his reluctance to admit defeat may tarnish his reputation and his political career going forward.
Vice President Mike Pence, who has not been seen publicly since Wednesday morning, is helping generate funds for the legal fight, it has been reported.
Trump spent yesterday morning "angry and frustrated" watching television and complaining that Republicans were not defending him, the report says.
Why Trump is taking his election battle to court
Trump has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan to demand better access for Republican observers to locations where ballots are being counted.
A statement from the campaign said in Michigan that they haven't been given "meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law."
The Georgia lawsuit filed in Chatham County essentially asks a judge to ensure the state laws are being followed on absentee ballots
The Trump campaign also filed a lawsuit to intervene in a Pennsylvania case at the Supreme Court that deals with whether ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted.
A spokesman for Trump’s team said: “This is the most important election of our lifetime, and President Trump made clear our path forward last night: ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation.
“Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania. Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to put a stop to it.”
Separately in Nevada, GOP lawyers had already launched legal challenges involving absentee votes in Nevada, specifically contesting local decisions.
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