US Election: Rudy Giuliani, Eric Trump attack 'transparency', blame 'corruption' over voting counts

Two people from Donald Trump's inner circle have criticised an apparent lack of "transparency" over voting counts in the US election.

The President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani gave a lengthy rant in Pennsylvania where he claimed postal ballots could've come from Mars, Canada or dead people.

"Not a single Republican has been able to look at any one of these mail-in ballots. They could be from Mars as far as we're concerned, or they can be from the Democratic National Committee," he told a crowd on Wednesday (local time).

"What is says to me is this is a concerted effort of the crooks that run the Democratic Party."

Pennsylvania is one of three states Trump is filing lawsuits in to stop the count of the votes, the other two states being Michigan and Georgia. 

In Philadelphia, more than 800,000 of Pennsylvania's votes are still to be counted. The President is currently winning in that state by 164,000 votes, with 89 percent of the votes reported, but postal votes could change that.

An election official in that state said postal votes take time to count.

"If you're going to do it right and you're going to do it accurately - because there's no other choice - [it] takes a little bit of time."

Donald Trump's son Eric labelled the continuing vote counting as "rampant corruption" on Wednesday.

"The Democrats know the only way they can win this election is to cheat in Pennsylvania," he told a crowd of supporters.

Philadelphia Democrat Bob Brady called his comment "embarrassing".

"It's totally embarrassing that he has to question the American people how they voted, when they voted and why they voted," he said.

Alongside filing lawsuits in three states, the President is also asking for a recount in Wisconsin. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been declared the winner, having gained just over 20,000 more votes than Trump.

The state of Nevada is also still up for grabs, with Biden ahead by just under 8000 votes.

He's also expected to claim the prize of Arizona, the first Democrat to win the state since Bill Clinton.

Arizona is the home state of the late senator John McCain, who Trump mocked for having been a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

But in doing so, Trump may have shot himself in the foot since many of the voters in Arizona are defence contractors and military personnel.

"It changed my vote [when Trump called fallen soldiers 'suckers' and 'losers']," former Special Forces soldier Martin Rojas said.

"I'm going with somebody that actually cares about people."

Even if the numbers fall in Biden's favour, Trump's already made his next play - to no longer relying on voters but on lawyers to keep him in the White House.