US Presidential Election: With election results still unclear, Biden urges calm

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden makes a statement on the 2020 U.S. presidential election results during a brief appearance before reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential nominee (Photo: Reuters)

Vote counting continued on Thursday in several close US states that hold the key to victory for Donald Trump, incumbent President and Republic Party candidate or Joe Biden, former vice president, and Democratic presidential nominee.

  • Americans continue to watch and wait to see who will be declared the winner of Tuesday, November 3, presidential election.
  • Currently, Biden is projected to have won 264 electoral votes, Trump 214, and 270 are needed to win.
  • Alaska, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are still counting ballots and winners have not been projected in those states.
  • Arizona has been projected for Biden, but officials say mail-in ballots are still being counted.

Biden feels ‘very good’ about election outcome

Amid rising tensions and uncertainty over the final vote count and the winner of the US election, Biden reiterated his call for patience in a sober tweet – in stark contradiction to Trump, who has been raging about election fraud.

In brief remarks delivered at a theatre in Delaware, Biden said he feels “very good” about the outcome of the presidential election and is told his supporters to “stay calm” as votes continue to be counted.

“It is the will of the voters – no one, not anyone else – who chooses the president of the United States of America,” he said.

Trump’s campaign has pursued legal efforts to halt the vote counting in some states and is seeking a recount in Wisconsin.

Biden said that “the process is working” and “we’ll know very soon” the outcome of the election.

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He and his top campaign officials have expressed confidence about the vote but have stressed the need for every ballot to be counted.

What’s happening in Arizona – a key battleground state

State officials say there are about 450,000 votes still to be counted in Arizona, where Biden has a 2.35 percentage points lead over Trump – an advantage of about 68,000 votes.

But The Associated Press news agency has called the race in Arizona for Biden. Fox News has also projected Biden to win the race in Arizona, but other US media outlets have yet to issue a projection there, amid continuing ballot counting.

Culled from Aljazeera


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