President Donald Trump has claimed that social media and media outlets have contributed to swaying the US Presidential in presidential candidate and Democrat Joe Biden during a Thursday press conference from the White House.
Breaking a 36-hour silence after prematurely declaring victory on Wednesday, Trump also claimed that the Democrats were attempting to execute fraud in an attempt to steal the election from him.
Mr Trump also claimed he had beaten the odds against Mr Biden despite “historic election interference from big media, big money, and big tech,” stretching the limits of the definition of the term “election interference.”
In his address, Trump alleged that polls published by news outlets and social media contained false information, referring to them as "fake." However, no solid evidence has been uncovered to indicate the polls were knowingly rigged.
The president, whom election forecasters are predicting is likely to lose the Electoral College to Mr Biden, has been spreading misinformation through Twitter. The incumbent clung to leads in tallies in the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Georgia on Thursday.
The mail-in ballots that have been reported in those states have been trending towards Mr Biden since Wednesday morning, and the Democratic former vice president is on track to surpass Mr Trump.
"The pollsters got it knowingly wrong, knowingly wrong, and everybody knew it at the time," Trump said.
"There was no blue wave that they predicted. They thought there was going to be a big blue wave."
He added: "The Democratic party is a "party of the big donor. The Republicans have become the party of the American worker and that's what's happened. We're also, I believe, the party of inclusion."
The Democratic former vice president has urged Americans to be “calm” as state and local election officials across the country continue counting and reporting ballots that were legally cast on or by Election Day on Tuesday.
The Associated Press has already called Arizona for Mr Biden, placing him at 264 electoral votes, six shy of the threshold required to win the White House. The margin there has tightened since that projection made early on Wednesday morning and several other news outlets have not made the same call.