Hopeful President Joe Biden spoke publicly today (November 4th) to call for unity in the face of allegations of election fraud by President Donald Trump.
After yesterday’s elections, votes are still being counted in many states, and seven have yet to be declared.
And in hand-to-hand combat, Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon previously said the Democratic candidate was “on track to win this election and will be the next President of the United States.”
Tonight in Wilmington, Delaware, the 77-year-old former vice president made the appearance of a confident politician on the road to victory, demanding a fair count of all ballots.
He spoke in a presidential tone and did not respond to the individual complaints, but was united with Vice President Kamala Harris.
“My fellow Americans, it has been proven again that democracy is the heartbeat of this nation, just as it has been the heartbeat of this nation for two centuries,” he said, noting that more than 150 million people have cast votes.
“If we had any doubts, we shouldn’t be any longer.
“The people rule here, power cannot be taken or maintained.
“It flows from the people. It is their will that determines who will be President of the United States, and their will alone.”
Claiming no victory, Mr Biden said: “It is clear that we are winning enough states.
“I’m not here to declare we have one, but I’m here to report that when the count is over, we will be the winners.”
In states where the voting between Republicans and Democrats is viewed as tight, Donald Trump first went to Twitter to call for fraud.
One tweet read: “Last night I was often solid leader in many key states, in almost all cases led and controlled by Democrats. Then, one by one, they magically disappeared as surprising ballots were counted. Very strange, and the “pollsters” got it completely and historically wrong! “
Tonight, the Trump campaign went further, filing legal challenges in Michigan and Pennsylvania and dismissing news that Wisconsin had become a Democratic state by asking for a recount.
Mr Biden did not mention Mr Trump by name but said: “Every indication is that our majority will grow.
“Senator Harris and I are on track to win more votes than ever before on one ticket.”
Aside from the bitter battle, he said: “It was a long and difficult campaign, but it was a difficult time for our country, a difficult time.”
Speaking of his desire for the electorate to “listen to one another, lower the temperature, and respect and care for one another,” he added that after the elections it is time to “unite, heal, come together as a nation . I know it won’t be easy, I’m not naive.
“In order to move forward, we must stop treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies.
“We fight as Democrats, but I will rule as American President.
“I will work as hard for those who did not vote for me as I did for those who voted for me.”
In comments indirectly directed to Mr Trump’s efforts to stop counting, Mr Biden added, “Every vote needs to be counted. Nobody will take our democracy away from us – not now, never.
“We, the people, will not be silenced. We, the people, will not be bullied. We, the people, will not surrender.
“My friends, I am confident that we will achieve victory, but it will not be our victory alone. It will be a victory for the American people, for democracy.
There will be no red or blue states, there will only be Americans.
It has been reported that Mr. Trump plans to address the nation from Philadelphia tonight.