Biden urges unity, says he’s confident ‘we’re going to win’

Democrat Joe Biden, on the verge of securing the 270 Electoral Colleges votes needed to win the election, urged unity Friday night as he addressed the nation.

“We’re going to win,” he said just before 11 p.m. from Wilmington, Delaware. So far, he said, a record number of Americans cast 74 million votes for him.

“That’s more than any presidential ticket in the United States of America,” he said.

Biden opened narrow leads Friday in key states, including Pennsylvania and Georgia, as ballot counting continued.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s campaign said the election “is far from final.”

Biden assured voters Friday night that their ballots will be counted and that the democratic process works.

He also said he will be the president for all, no matter whether they voted for him or for Trump.

“We may be opponents, but we’re not enemies. We are Americans,” he said, urging people to put anger and differences aside and to come together as a nation.

“We have serious problems to deal with,” he said, such as the coronavirus pandemic and the economy. “We don’t have any more time to waste on partisan warfare.”

The Associated Press, which this newspaper follows on election calls, has not declared a winner in Alaska, Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina or Georgia as of Friday night. Its call of Biden in Arizona on Wednesday has come under fire from Trump’s team as Biden’s lead there narrowed Thursday and Friday.

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