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2020 election

Pennsylvania's governor promises to 'count every vote' after Trump threatens to stop tabulation

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) just put a damper on President Trump's premature victory party.

Even though several critical states hung in the balance, Trump gave what sounded like a victory speech early Wednesday morning. He declared victory in Georgia and North Carolina — states he hadn't won — and then predicted he'd also wrap up Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin as well, even if it meant going to the Supreme Court to stop votes being counted there.

But Wolf made it clear he wasn't just going to hand Trump a win, tweeting early Wednesday that Trump's courtroom threat is a "partisan attack on Pennsylvania's elections." "We still have over 1 million mail ballots to count in Pennsylvania. I promised Pennsylvanians that we would count every vote and that's what we're going to do," Wolf said.

Trump's manifestation of an election win also drew criticism from his own party. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has aided Trump's 2020 campaign, told ABC News Trump had "no basis to make that argument," while former presidential candidate Rick Santorum told CNN he was "distressed" by what Trump said.