Twitter flags Trump tweet on election results for 'misleading' content

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Twitter pinned a warning label to President Donald Trump’s early Wednesday tweet claiming he is "up BIG" in the presidential race and once again casting doubt on election results even as votes were still being counted across the country.

"Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process," read the label Twitter attached to Trump’s tweet.

Twitter has flagged several tweets from Trump and his campaign in recent weeks for misleading information, including a post from the campaign late Tuesday night declaring victory in South Carolina.

In a series of tweets sent just after midnight on Wednesday morning as his opponent Joe Biden was speaking in Wilmington, Trump cast doubt on election results and signaled he would make a statement declaring "a big WIN."

"We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election," Trump tweeted. "We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Poles are closed!" A later version of the tweet corrected the misspelling of the word "polls."

Biden quickly responded on Twitter, writing, "It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare the winner of this election. It’s the voters’ place."

Trump sent out his tweets as Biden was making an upbeat statement to a drive-in audience of supporters.

"I believe we’re on track to win this election," Biden said. "It ain’t over until every vote is counted."

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