Joe Biden has said he will win this race “with a clear majority, with the nation behind us”.
He stops short of a final declaration of victory.
“We’ve gotten over 74 million votes, that’s more than any presidential ticket has ever gotten in the history of the United States of America.”
“We’ll win this race with clear majority of nation behind us,” he said.
He said the results were a clear mandate for his presidency.
The Democratic presidential nominee wrapped up his remarks after about seven minutes, ending with: “God bless you and may God bless our troops”.
The message was one of confidence that he will win the presidency. Biden took a forward-looking stance, describing his priorities.
The 74m votes cast for him and his running mate Kamala Harris will give them the mandate to address coronavirus, the economy, climate change and systemic racism, he said.
He urged Americans to look beyond divisions that have run deep this election to work toward “a more perfect union”.
Finally, he urged patience and trust in the democratic system. “We’re proving again what we’ve proved for 244 years in this country – democracy works,” he said. “Your vote will be counted. I don’t care how hard people try to stop it.”