PRESIDENT Donald Trump will make a “major announcement” on November 5 as the close and heated election battle with Joe Biden continues.
The statement will come as votes in many key states continue to be counted in the historic election.
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President Trump is going to make a statement later Thursday[/caption]
When time is Trump’s announcement?
Trump will make a statement at 11.30am ET on November 5.
The president will hold the press conference in Las Vegas.
Nevada, where Biden has a slim lead, is one of six states still up for grabs, along with Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, and Alaska.
Workers process polling place equipment and materials in Clark County, Nevada[/caption]
Who will be present at the press conference?
The press conference will include former intelligence official Richard Grenell, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, and Nevada GOP Chair Michael McDonald, according to a statement.
Richard Grenell will be present at the press conference[/caption]
What legal action is Trump taking?
Team Trump has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia.
He has also asked for a recount in Wisconsin, but statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes.
Biden led by more than 20,000 ballots out of nearly 3.3 million counted.
Trump, with 214 electoral votes, faces a tough road to 270.
Adam Laxalt will also be present[/caption]
He would need to claim all four remaining battlegrounds: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada.
Trump has called for votes to stop being counted.
His supporters and election challengers stormed voting stations in Arizona and Michigan – forcing one to close.
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How many votes has Joe Biden received?
Biden already had received more than 71 million votes, the most in history.
“I will govern as an American president,” Biden said.
“There will be no red states and blue states when we win. Just the United States of America.”