In an unexpected nail-biter of an election, the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden remains without a clear winner.
As expected, an unprecedented number of pandemic-induced mail ballots has delayed the verdict as these votes are counted. Thanks to the Trump campaign's months-long smears against the 100+ year old voting method, most of these mail-in votes lean blue while in-person votes are leaning red.
In another expected move, President Donald Trump addressed the public in the early hours of November 4, where he falsely declared he'd won the election, dismissing the millions of mail-in ballots still to be counted that could undo his lead across an array of swing states.
Calling the democratic process "a fraud on the American public," Trump vowed to take the matter to the Supreme Court:
"We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we will 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."
Because ballots have been counted after election night in every election in every state, Trump's reason for bringing the matter to the Supreme Court is baseless. Voting has already stopped, but counting has not.
A CNN's reporting on Trump's statement captured that uncertainty in a chyron.
People applauded the network for highlighting Trump's lack of standing to bring the issue to the nation's highest court.
CNN chyron writers weren't the only ones baffled by Trump's intentions.
Biden campaign attorney Bob Bauer said that if Trump goes to the Supreme Court, "he will be in for one of the most embarrassing defeats a President ever suffered before the highest court of the land."