Joe Biden has said it is “clear” he is on track to win the US presidency as he advances in key states.
The Democrat presidential candidate insisted “I’m not here to declare that we’ve won” but insisted he was on course to take key battlegrounds by bigger margins than Donald Trump did in 2016.
At a speech in Delaware on Wednesday evening, Mr Biden said: “It is clear we are winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes”.
I am confident we will emerge victorious, but this will not be my victory or our victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people, for our democracy, for America.
To make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies.
Once this election is finalized and behind us, it will be time for us to do what we’ve always done as Americans: To put the harsh rhetoric of the campaign behind us.
Every vote must be counted. No one is going to take our democracy away from us, not now, not ever.
The presidency, itself, is not a partisan institution. It’s the one office in the nation that represents everyone and it demands a duty of care for all Americans, and that is precisely what I will do.
Power can’t be taken or asserted, it flows from the people, and it’s their will that determines who will be the President of the United States.