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Downing Street refuses to say that all US ballots should be counted


Boris Johnson today refused to refer to the US presidential election result as he said Britain would have to wait and see who wins the keys to the White House.

Donald Trump strongly condemned the conduct of the elections and called for the counting of postal ballot papers to be stopped.

The incumbent has vowed not to accept the final results, and his own children urge his followers to "fight to the death."

Despite the harsh language, Joe Biden appears to be nearing victory, taking the lead in the Crunch Battleground State from Pennsylvania and a slight advantage in Georgia.

Mr Johnson declined to comment on Mr Trump's outbursts, insisting that he had "full confidence in the control and balance of the American Constitution".

He insisted on "working very, very closely with the President" while trying to maintain impartiality.

Mr Johnson's comments came after Downing Street previously refused to say that all U.S. ballot papers should be counted following Mr Trump's remarks.

A spokesman for the prime minister dodged all questions about the knife snail competition, saying it was a matter for the "competent authorities".

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A spokesman for Boris Johnson evaded all questions about the knife slug competition between Donald Trump (right) and Joe Biden (left) and said that this was a matter for the "competent authorities".

A spokesman for Boris Johnson (pictured today in Westminster), who has been asked repeatedly if Britain wants to continue the census, said: "That is a US business."

A spokesman for Boris Johnson (pictured in Westminster today), who has been repeatedly asked if Britain wants to continue the census, said: "That is up to the US."

In a statement this morning, Mr Trump's campaign team said the election was "far from over". They said it was a "false projection" that Mr Biden would win.

Mr Trump's reluctance to accept the outcome is an unprecedented scenario for the country and the world.

This will make Mr Biden's transition to power more difficult should he win enough votes for the electoral college to secure the White House.

Many networks refused to broadcast Mr Trump's speech last night.

ABC, CBS and NBC cut the press conference before it was over, warning viewers that Mr. Trump made "a number of false statements" that need clarification.

MSNBC was the first to cut away when Anker warned Brian Williams, "Here we go again." Fox News and CNN covered it in detail.

In a series of tweets sent at 2:30 a.m., Mr Trump continued his tirade – attacking social media regulation, making unfounded allegations of fraud, questioning several tight Senate races and urging the Supreme Court to intervene.

Mr Johnson would not respond to Mr Trump's comments this afternoon, as the Prime Minister told Sky News, "If I were a voter in America, I wouldn't want anyone in any other administration to be my choice, our choice in our country , commented. "

"I think while the votes are being counted we should wait and I have every confidence in the control and balance of the American Constitution."

When asked if he will miss Mr Trump if he loses the race, Mr Johnson replied, “Let's be clear, the UK Prime Minister will always work very, very closely with the President of the United States regardless of the outcome of this election.

"I repeat my point: I don't think at this point you would expect a foreign international leader to comment on the democratic processes of a very friendly country." That's just not what we do. "

Earlier, the Prime Minister's Deputy Official Spokesman was asked if the UK had seen evidence of election fraud in the US.

The spokesman said, “We trust the control and balance of the US system. The count is running. You wouldn't expect us to speculate on the outcome.

& # 39; It is important that the US electoral process be given time to come to a conclusion. We are of course watching closely. & # 39;

The spokesman was repeatedly asked if the UK wanted to continue counting and said, "That is up to the US."

He added: "The electoral process is a matter for the competent US authorities and we trust the control and balance of the US system."

In contrast, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin has said that every vote should be counted in the US President's race.

"Every vote should be counted and must be counted," the Taoiseach told Sky News.

“I admire what is happening and have followed it with great interest over the past few days, the organization of the voting and the attention to detail, as well as the confirmation of those responsible for the censuses that everything is being done to ensure the integrity of the voting .

"I think it is worth watching and it is very important, as the broadcasters have pointed out, that every vote has to be counted and every vote counted."

After narrowly winning the swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan, Mr. Biden has more routes to the White House – Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and North Carolina still need to be called.

A win in Pennsylvania would give him the presidency even if all other states go to Mr. Trump. Maintaining his lead in Arizona and Nevada would also give him the victory.

In the meantime, Mr Trump needs most of the standout states to have a chance of winning.

Mr Biden also made a speech this morning asking for calm and patience while the votes are counted. He insisted again that when the dust settles he will have hit Mr. Trump.

& # 39; Democracy is sometimes chaotic. Sometimes it takes a little patience, ”said the former vice president.

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