UPDATED: Biden confident he will win, Trump to take legal action on vote counting
Democratic candidate Joe Biden said it is clear that when the vote counting for the US Presidential election finishes, he will emerge as the winner. During a brief speech last night, Biden said that despite this he is not saying he has won.
“Now after a long night of counting, it’s clear that we are winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. I’m not here to declare that we have won. But I am here to report when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.” – Joe Biden
In his speech, in which he emphasised the need for national unity, Biden saiid that he will be a President for all the American people, while praising the unprecedented large turnout of those who cast their vote. He said that a win for him means that for the fourth time in American history, a Presidential candidate will have beat an incumbent President.
While Biden said that every vote needs to be counted, Trump is taking legal action to stop the vote counting in a number of states such as Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan, while he is expected to file a case in front of the Supreme Court because of what he has described as election fraud. Trump so far has won in 23 states, including Texas, Ohio and Florida, and has obtained a better result that what had been predicted in opinion polls.
Reports indicate that Biden is expected to win in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan where the two candidates have remained neck to neck until the end. These are crucial states to determine the winning candidate who needs to obtain the 270 Electoral College votes.