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WASHINGTON — The candidates for president and their running mates are still locked in a virtual dead heat as ballots are still being counted in key battleground states across the United States.

President Trump gave remarks a little after midnight Wednesday morning where he essentially declared victory, even though ballots are still being counted in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Alaska, North Carolina, Michigan, and Georgia.

Those are all states Trump said he was “handily winning” in so far.

“I truly do believe that we are on the road to victory and we will make America great again, again,” said Vice-President Mike Pence. “But I really believe with all of my heart that with the extraordinary margins that you’ve inspired in the states you just described.”

Trump claimed the election is not even close, though neither candidate has reached the required 270 electoral votes needed to become president.

Millions of votes have yet to be counted in a number of hotly-contested states.

President Trump won Indiana easily as the Hoosier state was one of the first states to be called for the president as votes started to be tallied after the polls closed on Tuesday.