Trump insists Biden won election through rigging

For the first time since the Nov. 3 elections, U.S. President Donald on Sunday acknowledged that his Democratic opponent, Joe , won the race.

However, reiterated his unsubstantiated claim that stole the through .

“He won because the was rigged,” the president said in a tweet, adding that observers were denied access to vote counting centres.

also alleged that the votes were tabulated a “Radical Left privately-owned company, Dominion, with a bad reputation and bum equipment that couldn’t even qualify for Texas”.

Media outlets called the in favour of on Nov. 7 after he polled more than the 270 electoral college votes required to win the race.

Trump, who has refused to concede defeat, has filed several lawsuits in battleground states, alleging widespread voter fraud.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that his efforts have largely failed, with the courts dismissing his case for lack of merit.

On Friday, Biden solidified his victory with 306 electoral votes after claiming the state of Georgia, thus becoming the first Democrat to win the Republican stronghold since 1992.

Thousands of the president’s supporters held a rally in Washington on Saturday in support of his allegation of electoral fraud. (NAN)