The counting of votes in the US elections can take weeks

During his visit to his election headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, US President Donald Trump predicted victory in today's elections for a second term in the White House, but he also mentioned the possibility of defeat.

"I think we're going to have a great night, but this is politics and you never know with the election," Trump said.

Claiming that he had a good campaign in Florida, Arizona and Texas, Trump assessed that it was important for him to win in Pennsylvania.

"It's easy to win. "It is never easy to lose," Trump said, AP reports.

Among his successes, Trump listed the fight against the corona virus and economic progress. Defiant to the end, US President Donald Trump, as he wrote earlier on Twitter, predicted "one of the greatest victories in the history of politics".

His rival, Joseph Biden, told him to "pack his bags" and warned the public not to allow Trump to stay in the White House for another four years, because he would "change the character of our nation forever."

Although a record 100 million voters had already cast their ballots in early voting, tens of millions more were awaiting voting before the polls closed, according to US Elections Project projections. The counting of votes can take hours, days or even weeks before the final winner is announced.

Fearing possible protests and violence, shops in Washington, New York and North Carolina were locked.

"Say a prayer for the state tonight," tweeted George Conway, a lawyer and one of the founders of the Lincoln Project, an organization that is not in favor of Trump.

Unlike Conway, his wife, Kelian Conway, is a loyal adviser to Trump.

Both candidates spent the day before the voting in a frantic race to the finish line, the media report.

Singer Lady Gaga, who was wearing a white sweater with the inscription "Joe", appeared at Biden's last rally in Pittsburgh.

She sang her hits and invited fans to "come out and vote".

The former vice president, speaking from the podium with the inscription "Battle for the soul of the nation", said: "I have a feeling that we will gather tomorrow for a great victory. It's time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home. "

Biden condemned Trump's way of dealing with the Kovid 19 pandemic, and recalled the president's alleged mockery of soldiers: "No country in the world can match us. We lead by the power of our example, not just by the example of our power. The only thing that can tear America apart is America itself. No one else can challenge us. "

He stated that Trump has deepened divisions in society since the beginning of his mandate.

"It turns people against each other on the basis of race, gender, nationality and religion. That's not right. It's not us. Everyone knows who Donald Trump is. Let's show them who we are. "

The president, on the other hand, rejected the results of the polls which showed that Biden has an advantage in Michigan and at the national level.

"This is not a bunch of people supporting someone who will lose the state of Michigan," he said.

"This is not a crowd of runners-up. Do you agree with that? "The audience - without masks on their faces and keeping their distance - chanted:" Four more years. "

According to them, the current leader of the country tried to present himself as a rebel who will "dry up the swamp" and put America in the first place, writes the Guardian.

"If I don't sound like a typical Washington politician, it's because I'm not a politician," Trump said.

As he added: "Joe Biden is bought and paid for by big technology, big media and powerful special interests. He will not win, I really don't believe he will win. "

Trump rounded off his last rally in the campaign with raised songs, humming to the sounds of a song by the group Village People.

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