BORIS Johnson has been urged to call out Donald Trump's claims of "major fraud".

Both Labour leader Keir Starmer and SNP Westminster chief Ian Blackford urged the Prime Minister to condemn the President’s incendiary decision to prematurely and falsely claim victory in the US election. 

In an extraordinary early morning statement from Trump, the tycoon claimed there had been a "fraud on the American public”.

He said: “This is an embarrassment to our country,” adding: “We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.”

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Trump pledged to fight the results of the election at the Supreme Court, saying he wanted all “voting to stop”.

During Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Question, Starmer asked Johnson to join him in saying “that it's not for a candidate to decide which votes do and don't count, or when to stop counting”. 

“The next president must be the free and fair choice of the American people,” he added.

Johnson refused to take the question on. “Of course, we don't comment as a UK government on the democratic processes of our friends and allies and I don't think, in all seriousness, he would expect otherwise,” he said.

Blackford then raised the issue again. He told MPs: "I would like to take the opportunity to send my best wishes to our friends in the US during this anxious time. Donald Trump claimed an unsupported victory and ‘major fraud’ with millions of legitimate ballots left to count – I hope the Prime Minister will join me in condemning his actions this morning."

The Prime Minister didn’t respond. 

Earlier in the day, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab refused to criticise the remarks. 

In an painful interview with the BBC, the Tory Foreign Secretary tried to say the President’s subversion of democracy was “commentary”.

Raab was asked if it was time for the Tory Government to “be distancing yourself right now from Donald Trump and what he said”.

“Look, it's a very close election,” Raab said. “We’re watching with great interest. It’s for the American people to decide and ultimately whatever the election night comments from either side of the campaign I'm confident and have full faith in the US institutions and the checks and balances in the US system that will produce a definitive result. So we’ll watch with interest but forgive me if I don't comment on the commentary.”

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When it was pointed out that this wasn’t commentary but rather “something that the President of the United States has said,” Raab doubled down.  

“You are asking me to comment on the campaign commentary from both sides and indeed the pundits which, forgive me, I'll refrain from doing so.

“It’s a very close election. It's uncertain. We may not know the definitive result for hours if not days. But as I said I'm fully confident that the US system, with all its checks and balances in it, will produce a definitive result and we'll as a close friend of America watch and see how it turns out.”

He said the Government would “wait for the definitive result, we have full faith in the American system to produce one".

“It may take days rather than hours so we'll just have to be a bit more patient but we'll be there willing to and able and enthusiastic to work with our American friends and partners, irrespective of the outcome of the race”.

Blackford said the outcome of the US election mattered “to the whole world, as does the importance of upholding the integrity of democracy.”

He added: "The Prime Minister has a responsibility to promote these values and challenge attempts to erode the democratic process around the world. With his reputation as 'Britain Trump', Boris Johnson has a particular duty to speak out and distance himself from his friend's false claims of major fraud and unsupported declarations of victory before the votes have been counted. 

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“The fact that he won't speaks volumes.

"Scotland has a long and enduring friendship with the American people - and I want to send my best wishes to our friends in the US during this anxious time. I hope we can soon see an outcome that enables the United States to move forward."

The election still remains too close to call. While Trump has won some of the key battlegrounds, including Florida, Ohio and Iowa, there are still substantial numbers of votes to be counted in other states. 

In a short speech to supporters this morning, Joe Biden said he was confident.

“We believe we are on track to win this election,” he said.