'We're winning this election': Trump at first post-poll rally

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Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America Published: Dec 06, 2020, 07:18 AM(IST)

(File photo) US former president Donald Trump Photograph:( AFP )

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At a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, Trump said the November 3 presidential vote was stolen from him, adding he would still end up winning.

Outgoing US president Donald Trump launched into another tirade of baseless claims at his first post-poll rally on Saturday.

At a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, Trump said the November 3 presidential vote was stolen from him, adding he would still end up winning.

"We're winning this election," Trump said.

"It's rigged. It's a fixed deal," he said of President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Despite surging cases of Covid-19 nationwide, few masks could be seen at the rally and many in the crowd were not abiding by social-distancing measures.

Trump was campaigning in Georgia on behalf of two Republican Senate candidates facing a hugely important runoff on January 5. The runoff races will decide which party controls the US Senate, and Trump continued his fear-mongering about rival Democrats.

He was joined by first lady Melania Trump, who gave a short speech before the president's.

"The voters of Georgia will determine which party runs every committee, writes every piece of legislation, controls every single taxpayer dollar," he said. 

"Very simply, you will decide whether your children will grow up in a socialist country or whether they will grow up in a free country."

Trump yet again made it clear he was neither ready to concede to Biden nor give up on his claims of fraud -- even though they have been dismissed by a long line of courts.

Biden won Georgia by just under 12,000 votes, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992 to win the Republican stronghold.

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