Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday said he was confident of his win in the US presidential race once all votes are counted, saying that he was leading incumbent President Donald Trump in the remaining swing states that will determine the outcome of the election.
Currently, Biden is leading with 253 electoral votes while Trump has 214. While the result show Biden is nearing 270 electoral votes, Trump has warned that he will go to Supreme Court to dispute the election count.
Addressing from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, the former vice president said, “After a long night of counting, it’s clear that we’re winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.”
“I’m not here to declare that we won. But I am here to report, when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners,” Biden said.
The 77-year-old Democrat has won the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania and leading in the conservative states of Arizona and Nevada.
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“Every vote must be counted,” Biden said in Delaware, who was joined by his running mate Kamala Harris, and added, “We the people will not be silenced.”