Trump declares win, vows court action in knife-edge election

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States (US) election was plunged into chaos early yesterday as President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory and sought Supreme Court intervention to stop vote-counting – even as his Democratic rival Joe Biden voiced confidence in his own chances.

In a divisive election cast under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 230,000 lives in the US, Trump appeared to have avoided a Democratic wave predicted by some polls but he still needs key states to secure another four-year term.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin