Amidst national polls continue to suggest Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton is leading the race, Republican rival Donald Trump said he would like to ‘cancel the election,” media reports said.
Addressing a rally in Ohio on Thursday, less than two weeks from Election Day, Trump also suggested declaring him as the president-elect.
“Just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump,” Trump said.
Taking on Clinton’s policies again, he added: “Why are we even having it for? What are we having it for? Her policies are so bad. Boy, do we have a big difference.”
Trump’s latest comment, apparently lighthearted, comes weeks after he questioned the legitimacy of US election claiming it is being rigged in many place.
In line with his claim the Republican on Thursday raised suspicions about the voting machines in Texas. “A lot of call-ins about vote flipping at the voting booths in Texas. People are not happy. BIG lines. What is going on?,” he wrote on twitter.
Early in-person voting and voting by mail have been underway in many states now.
However, officials denied such clams saying there was no evidence of vote-flipping. Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos said: “We are actively monitoring the situation, and have yet to receive any verified reports of machines changing votes,” ABC news reported.
Meanwhile, a voting machine has been removed from service in Georgia after complaints of votes intended for Hillary flipping to Trump, media reports stated.
According to latest polls, Hillary Clinton has built a visible lead over rival Donald Trump in the ongoing presidential election. Fox News poll recently claimed Clinton has a three-point advantage over her rival as she leading 49-44 per cent.