Democratic candidate Joe Biden says the numbers show he will win the race for the presidency. He is a leader in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has again urged the people of the United States to be patient and calm as voting continues in a handful of states that hold keys to the White House.
Speaking from Wilmington, Delaware, late Friday evening, Biden said, “We don’t have a final declaration of victory, but the numbers are clear that we will win this race.
“Look at the national numbers, we will win this race by a clear majority and the nation is behind us. We received over 74 million votes, ”he said.
Biden’s took the lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia, two states that still count ballots, on Friday and was nearing victory in the highly competitive presidential contest against President Donald Trump.
The Associated Press news agency says both states as well as Nevada, North Carolina and Alaska are still too close to call.
Even so, Biden seems confident that the final numbers will be in his favor.
“We’ll be the first Democrats to win in Arizona in 24 years. We will be the first Democrats to win Georgia in 28 years, ”he said.
He said he wanted all ballots to be counted.
According to the AP, Biden is currently expected to gain 264 votes for the electoral college, compared to 214 votes for Trump. To assume the presidency, a candidate needs 270 votes from the electoral college. Biden has a clearer and easier path to victory than Trump at this point.
“We are on the way to over 300 votes in the electoral college,” said Biden in his short address. He said he and his fellow campaigner, Senator Kamala Harris, not only waited for voting results, but also met with health and economic experts and prepared a plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences for taking office.
Trump reached out to the nation from the White House on Thursday, where he reiterated unsubstantiated claims that widespread electoral fraud had taken place in the election.
On Friday, Trump – who falsely claimed he won the election in the wee hours of Wednesday morning – tweeted that Biden “shouldn’t wrongly claim the office of president” as the trials had just begun.
The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in several states calling for the vote to be suspended while signaling its intention to demand a recount in Wisconsin, which AP is expected to have won.
The courts have already dismissed some of these legal challenges, and experts have stated that they do not believe the lawsuits would significantly affect the outcome of the vote.
Biden said he hoped to speak to the nation again on Saturday.