Biden Urges Americans to Be Patient While All Votes Are Counted

Date: 2020-11-07 04:24:16

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Democrat Joe Biden projected confidence Friday that he would win the presidential election, citing his lead in votes in key states like Pennsylvania.

The Associated Press has not yet declared a winner in the race between Biden and President Donald Trump because neither candidate has reached the 270 Electoral College votes needed to carry the White House.

Biden noted he has already won the most votes in history for any presidential candidate.

He said a record number of Americans “chose change over more of the same.”

He told the nation that the political parties may be opponents, but they are not enemies.

Biden stood on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night, three days after Election Day, as the long, exacting work of counting votes widened his lead over Trump in critical battleground states.

In a speech to the nation from his home state of Delaware, Biden repeated his call for calm as a high turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots and slim margins between the two candidates all contributed to the delay in naming a winner.

“We’re going to win this race,” Biden said.

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