Trump circle floods Twitter with premature Pennsylvania victory tweets

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Members of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and his inner circle are declaring victory in the hotly-contested battleground state of Pennsylvania in tweets Wednesday, challenging Twitter’s rules against making premature election result claims.

Trump’s son, Eric Trump, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and the Trump reelection campaign’s Twitter account, @TeamTrump, all tweeted out messages prematurely declaring a Trump victory in Pennsylvania within 10 minutes of each other, apparently unprompted by any source outside the campaign. Campaign director Bill Stepien also told reporters that the campaign had won Pennsylvania, but gave no factual basis for the claim.

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