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US rallies for Trump and Biden as election results still being counted

Demonstrators stand across the street from the federal courthouse in Houston, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020   -  
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Anti-Trump protesters gathered outside the White House on Friday as Democratic hopeful Joe Biden appears close to winning the presidency.

Vote counting is ongoing and a victor cannot be announced yet.

But Biden is ahead of Trump in the remaining battleground states.

In a speech on Friday, Biden said he is set to win the election "with a clear majority, with the nation behind us."

But recognising growing tensions, he urged Americans to "put anger and demonisation behind".

Prosecutors on Friday charged two men who were carrying weapons near the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where ballots from the election are still being counted.

The incumbent President meanwhile, warned Biden not to declare himself the winner.

Trump has made repeated unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and his team have launched several legal challenges.

Trump's supporters have protested outside polling stations.

New York and the Black Lives Matter movement, meanwhile, decided to celebrate Biden lead on Friday, despite the vote being too early to call.

Alaska, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania are still counting ballots.

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