The previous vice chairman mentioned he and his operating mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, have “little doubt” that after votes are counted, the 2 “might be declared the winners.”
However, he mentioned: “Keep calm. The process is working. The rely is being accomplished. And we’ll know very quickly.”
Biden’s feedback in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday got here after he attended a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic — and amid a collection of lawsuits and complaints from President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign as votes solid by mail are counted.
Biden at present has gained 253 electoral votes, in line with MeSlop projections. Profitable Pennsylvania or two of the three states of Arizona, Georgia and Nevada would ship him the presidency.
“Every poll have to be counted, and that is what we will see — going by way of now. And that is the way it needs to be,” Biden mentioned. “Democracy is generally messy. It generally requires a bit of endurance, as effectively. However that endurance has been rewarded now for greater than 240 years with a system of governance that is the envy of the world.”
Biden’s feedback got here hours after his marketing campaign supervisor ihad nsisted that the Democratic nominee is on tempo to win the presidency, however urged endurance as Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania proceed counting votes.
Within the briefing, O’Malley Dillon walked by way of every of the states the place votes are nonetheless being counted and the end result is unclear.
She mentioned she is “in search of that second” Thursday when extra outcomes from Georgia and Pennsylvania — notably in Atlanta, Philadelphia and their surrounding areas — push Biden forward of Trump, who holds slim leads in each states.
O’Malley Dillon was optimistic about Pennsylvania, the place she mentioned Biden “will win by a large variety of votes,” and mentioned Georgia is “very, very shut” however “at this stage leans towards” Biden.
“We do not actually care which state takes us excessive. We simply need to preserve going and ensure the counts get finished,” O’Malley Dillon mentioned. “We all know that it may take a bit of little bit of time and we assist that, and we’re simply going to remain calm and be affected person.”
She mentioned she thinks Biden’s slim leads in Arizona and Nevada may shrink in the course of the day Thursday, as votes from rural areas that favor Trump are added to their tallies. However outcomes from extra city areas that are extra favorable to Biden are anticipated to comply with these, she mentioned.
In Arizona, she mentioned, Maricopa County — the house of Phoenix — will report outcomes late Thursday evening and probably once more Friday. Pima County, which is much more favorable to Biden, doesn’t plan to report extra outcomes till Friday.
“We are going to win by tens of 1000’s of votes however that margin will shut” in Arizona, she mentioned.
MeSlop has not projected a winner in Alaska or North Carolina, however O’Malley Dillon didn’t specific confidence in both state.
Biden marketing campaign senior adviser Bob Bauer slammed the lawsuits filed by Trump’s marketing campaign, saying they are a part of a “broader disinformation marketing campaign” and “political theater.”
“All of this is supposed to create a big cloud, that it is the hope of Trump marketing campaign that no person can see by way of,” Bauer mentioned. “However it is not a really thick cloud, it isn’t exhausting to see what they’re doing. We see by way of it. So do the courts. And so do the election officers.”