Vice President Joe Biden spoke from Wilmington, Delaware at 2:10 p.m. Arizona Standard Time, regarding the election and his campaign’s predictions. Biden asserted that he is not yet declaring that he has won the presidential election but stated that when the count is finished, the Biden-Harris campaign does believe they will be the winners.
Currently Biden holds 253 total electoral votes whereas President Trump holds 214. To be officially declared the winner of the election, one of the candidates needs to reach 270 electoral votes. Within his speech, Biden stated that “every vote must be counted.”
In his speech Biden declared that he feels very confident in the results from Michigan and Pennsylvania despite the tight race that is ongoing within those states.
“I feel very good about Pennsylvania,” Biden said. “Virtually all the remaining ballots to be counted have been cast by mail and we’ve been winning 78% of the votes by mail in Pennsylvania.”
According to the Boston Globe, Biden has received more votes than President Barack Obama did in 2008, breaking America’s popular vote record.
Biden affirmed in his speech that the nation must come together, no matter the outcome of the election. He stated that although he is campaigning as a Democrat, he will govern as an American president if elected.
“There will be no blue states and red states when we win,” Biden said. “Just the United States of America.”