As votes were counted in battleground states, Biden addressed the country: ‘As soon as this election is settled and behind us, it’ll be time for us to do what we’ve always done as Americans … to see each other again, to listen to one another.’As numerous states remained too close to call, Joe Biden made his second speech considering that polls closed on election day. The former vice-president didn’t declare victory, but he did reveal optimism that he ‘d carry sufficient states to put his project over 270 electoral votes. These are his complete remarks.Excellent afternoon everyone. Kamala and I are here to make a short declaration and I make sure we’ll have more to say later, either tonight or tomorrow. However let me start by thanking journalism for being here and thanking everyone else. My fellow Americans, the other day once again showed that democracy is the heart beat of this country. Simply as it has been the heartbeat of this nation for two centuries. And even in the face of pandemic more Americans voted this election than ever before in American history. Over 150 million individuals cast their votes. I think that’s simply amazing. And if we had any doubts, we shouldn’t have any longer about a government of, by and for the people is quite alive. Quite alive in America.Here, the people rule. It streams from the people.