Democratic governmental candidate Joe Biden spoke to advocates in Wilmington, Delaware late on Friday night as the continued counting of ballots revealed him in a strong position to win the election.
Biden stopped short of declaring victory ahead of any major media companies, while insisting that he was “going to win this race.” Biden had amassed more than 75 million votes as of Friday, leading President Donald Trump by around 4.5 million votes, according to The Cook Political Report. He was also on the verge of eclipsing the 270 Electoral College votes needed to protect the presidency.
The previous vice president promised to “work as hard for those who voted against me as those who elected me” in his speech, worrying unity in the middle of a volatile political environment that has seen Trump and some of his fans declare, without evidence, that Biden is gaining from election fraud.
Here are Biden’s full remarks.
Democratic governmental nominee Joe Biden: Excellent evening fellow Americans. We do not have a final declaration of victory yet, however the numbers inform us it’s clear, tell us a clear and persuading story. We’re going to win this race. Just look at what has taken place given that yesterday. 24 hours. We lagged in Georgia, now we’re ahead. and we’re going to win that state. 24 hours earlier, we were behind in Pennsylvania, and we are going to win Pennsylvania. And now we’re ahead, but we’re winning in Arizona. We’re winning in Nevada in truth our lead just doubled in Nevada. We’re on track to have more than 300 electoral votes, electoral college votes.
And take a look at the nationwide numbers. We’re going to win this race with a clear bulk, with the country behind us. We’ve overcome 74 million votes. Let me repeat that: 74 million votes. That’s more than any presidential ticket has actually ever gotten in the history of the United States of America. And our vote total is still growing. We’re beating Donald Trump by over 4 million votes and that’s a margin that’s still growing.
Among the things I’m especially pleased with is how well we’ve done throughout America. We’re going to be the first Democrat to win in Arizona in 24 years, we’re goin