Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Americans to be calm and patient as elections officials in key swing states work tirelessly to count all the remaining votes from Tuesday’s election.
The race between Biden and President Donald Trump is razor thin in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The former vice president is expected to emerge victorious in at least two of those states, which would earn him enough Electoral College votes to win the presidency.
“In America, the vote is sacred. It’s how people in this nation express their will,” Biden said Tuesday night on C-SPAN.
“And it is the will of the voters, not anything else, that chooses the president of the United States of America. So, each ballot must be counted,” Biden continued. “And that’s what we’re going to see going through now. And that’s how it should be. Democracy is sometimes messy. It sometimes requires a little patience as well. “But that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years, the system of governance has been the envy of the world.”
Biden, flanked by his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, expressed confidence that he will prevail.
“We continue to feel very good about where things stand,” Biden said of himself and Harris. “We have no doubt that when the count is finished Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners.”
Biden also urged people to be patient as the final ballots are tallied.
“So I ask everyone to stay calm – all the people to stay calm. The processes is working, the count is being completed. And we’ll know very soon. So, thank you all for your patience. But you got to count the votes,” Biden said. “God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.”
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