Joe Biden expressed his faith to his supporters that he would win the presidency from incumbent President Donald Trump in anticipation of becoming America’s 46th president if he retained his leadership in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Biden, a former U.S. vice-president running under the Democratic Party, said he planned to win more than 300 votes, more than the White House’s 270 votes required.
He also expressed satisfaction with his lead in the popular vote, where he led Trump by an estimated 4 million votes on Friday night.
“My fellow Americans, we don’t have a final declaration of victory yet, but the numbers tell us it’s clear,” Biden said at a late nighttime speech in Wilmington, Delaware with vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris by his side.
“We are going to win this race,” Biden said. “Just look at what has happened since yesterday.
“Twenty-four hours ago, we were behind in Georgia, now we’re ahead, and we are going to win that state,” he said.
“Twenty-four hours ago, we were behind in Pennsylvania, and we are going to win Pennsylvania … We are winning in Arizona, we’re winning in Nevada. In fact, our lead just doubled in Nevada.”
“We’re going to win this race with a clear majority, with the nation behind us,” he said. “We’ve gotten over 74 million votes — let me repeat that — 74 million votes. That’s more than any other presidential ticket in the history of the United States of America.
“And our vote total is still growing. We are beating Donald Trump by over 4 million votes. And that’s a margin that’s still growing as well.”
He and Harris are already planning to take office, Biden also said, even though they have not been declared the winners.
As you also know, the pandemic is getting more worrisome across the world. Cases skyrocket,’ he stated.
We could see as many as 200,000 cases a day, it is claimed, and the death rate is up to 240,000 lives lost, 240,000 empty chairs across America. We’re never going to be able to quantify the pain, the tragedy, the misery that so many families have had,’ said Biden.
“We can not restore all of the lives that have been lost, but in the months ahead, we will save a lot of lives.”
Biden said he and Harris have heard from specialists “about how this recovery is breaking down due to the inability to contain the pandemic.”
“There are more than 20 million people unemployed. Millions of people are concerned about renting and putting food on the table. He promised that our economic plan will concentrate on a road to a successful recovery.