Joe Biden has told the American public he’s going to win the U.S. presidency, but as the U.S. election count continues, he has not claimed victory.
In the crucial competitive states of Pennsylvania and Georgia yesterday, the Democratic nominee took the lead, with predictions putting him just one state away from victory as officials continue to count votes.
No prediction of the final outcome has been made, despite the lead.
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Speaking shortly before 11 p.m. in Wilmington, Delaware, The former vice president said on Friday local time that, while he did not have a definitive comment, “the numbers tell us a clear and compelling story.”
“We’re going to win this race, just look at what’s happened since yesterday,” Mr. Biden said.
We were behind in Georgia twenty-four hours ago, and now we’re ahead and we’re going to take this state. We were behind in Pennsylvania 24 hours ago, and we’re going to win in Pennsylvania. Now we’re ahead, we’re winning Arizona, we’re winning Nevada, and we’re only doubling our lead in Nevada.
“We’re on our way to 300 electoral votes, and look at the national numbers. We’re going to win this race with a clear majority, with a nation that’s behind us.”
Biden said, “We have received over 74 million votes, which is more than any presidential candidate in the history of the United States of America has ever received.”
And the number of our votes continues to rise. By over four million votes, we’re leading Donald Trump, and that lead is still -.
The number of cases a day is skyrocketing, and we are now estimated to be able to see as many as 200,000 cases a day. The death toll is up to 240,000 people who have fallen victim to the virus. That’s 240,000 vacant chairs around America in the kitchen and dining tables.
“All the pain, tragedy and misery that so many people have endured, we will never be able to quantify. I know what it feels like to lose someone you love, and I want them to know that they are not alone. With you, our hearts break.
“And I want everyone to know that on day one, we will put our plan to control this virus into action.”
Biden also encouraged his supporters to be vigilant as the votes are counted, reminding them to “never forget that the counts are not just numbers, but represent votes and voters, men and women who have exercised their fundamental right to make their voices heard.”
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“He added: “After a tough election like the one we had, I know tensions can be heavy. But we’re expected to stay calm. With patience. And while we count all the ballots, let the process play out.
The counters may also be used in Pennsylvania, where, if less than half a percentage point separates the two candidates, a recount is required under state law.
Donald Trump, who claimed victory on election night, declared on social media, despite a healthy lead in several states, that he would not leave the White House peacefully.
“He tweeted, “The office of President should not be falsely held by Joe Biden. I could also make the assertion. The case in court is just starting!
“I had such a big lead in all these states late into election night, only to see the leads miraculously disappear as the days went by. Perhaps those leads will return as our court case moves forward!”
In Wisconsin, the Trump campaign called for a recount and filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia.
But the Trump campaign’s lawsuits were rejected by judges in Michigan and Georgia. In Nevada, the campaign said, additional legal action was also required.