President Donald Trump and top aides were convinced on election night that as in 2016, Trump would upset the odds and clinch victory, reported The Washington Post.
Since losing the election more than two weeks ago, Trump has made baseless claims of election fraud and refused to concede defeat.
President Donald Trump was convinced he would win on election night, and exploded with anger when Fox News projected that the Democrats had flipped Arizona, The Washington Post reported.
According to a behind-the-scenes look in the Post at Trump's unprecedented bid to overturn the election result, Trump decided to claim the election was stolen from him by fraud on election night.
Trump has reportedly been aware that polls indicated that he could lose the election.
In the weeks since election night, Trump has continued to make baseless claims that the election was stolen from him due to widespread ballot fraud.
A slew of legal challenges to election results in swing states have been rejected in courts. »