The campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump predicted that on Friday, he could proclaim victory in the election.
“By the end of this week, it will be clear to the entire nation that President Trump and Vice President Pence will be elected for another four years,” Jason Miller, Trump’s campaign adviser, said during a call with reporters.
According to Washington Examiner, the Republican campaign claims they have the votes needed to win in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Republican projections show that by adding the states of Georgia and North Carolina, which keep Trump ahead, they will reach the 270 electoral votes necessary to re-elect Trump.
As for Arizona, Miller explained that there are still more than 600,000 votes to be counted, many of which are from Election Day.
Considering that Trump has won up to 70 percent of those votes in general, Miller said, and that Biden only has 93,000 vote lead so far, there is a good chance that in the last stretch of the count, the balance will tip in favor of the Republicans.
“Over these next couple of days, as these ballots come in and are counted in the state of Arizona, that we could be looking at, potentially as soon as Friday, President Trump being declared the winner or it being clear that he has enough votes to formally say he will win the state of Arizona,” Miller said.
In Pennsylvania, campaign manager Bill Stepien said Trump’s lead over Biden is such that it is nearly impossible for the Democratic candidate to reverse the trend.
According to Republican campaign numbers, Trump has about 454,000 votes, and only 1.2 million remain to be counted. “We have a high degree of confidence in maintaining our margin of victory. In fact, we are declaring a victory in Pennsylvania,” Stepien said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Allegations of fraud against the Democratic Party have intensified in recent hours, leaving the election’s winner still undefined.
President Trump had repeatedly anticipated that he was preparing for a controversial election after several Democratic-ruled states relaxed their election rules to allow for counting ballots that arrive after Election Day.
The President and Republican legislators had warned that these plans are conducive to fraud and that the post-election counting of those ballots is unfair.
Early Wednesday morning, President Trump said his campaign would ask the Supreme Court to stop the vote count after Election Day.
“We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list, OK? We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned, we already have,” the president said.
He has also said he will challenge the results in the disputed states.
In that sense, the private attorney of President Trump, Jenna Ellis, supported the decision to consider legal options on the ballots that arrived after Election Day.
“President Trump is absolutely right to keep all legal options on the table as we evaluate results,” Ellis wrote on Twitter.
President Trump is absolutely right to keep all legal options on the table as we evaluate results.
He is committed to protecting election integrity and defending the Constitution.
We are a nation of rules, not rulers.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 4, 2020
“He is committed to protecting election integrity and defending the Constitution. We are a nation of rules, not rulers,” she Tweeted.