Joe Biden, who is Democrat and leading U.S. presidential race said he would address Americans later on Saturday, that would be his second address in 24 hours.
He first speech was expected to be a declaration of victory for Biden, but he decided to downgrade it, with TV networks not calling him Victor yet, as votes counting continues in some states.
Nevertheless, Biden, 77yo was sure about the prospect of victory as he spoke in Delaware at prime time.
“The numbers tell us … it’s a clear and convincing story: We’re going to win this race,” Biden said late on Friday.
He said he and kamala his running mate were already meeting with experts as they prepare for the White House.
According to Edison Research, Former Vice President Biden had a 253-to-214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, as the counting enters fifth day.
Securing Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes would put Biden over the 270 he needs to win the presidency after a political career stretching back nearly five decades.
On Friday, all three key were still processing ballots, Biden would also win if he prevails in two of the three other key states like Pennsylvania.
As officials count a deluge of mail-in ballots, Biden has held on to narrow leads in Nevada and Arizona and earlier on Friday overtook Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
In Arizona, Biden led with 97% of the tally completed, that’s 29,861 votes. In Nevada, he led with 93% which is 22,657 of the count complete.
In Georgia, he led by a mere 4,289 votes with the count 99% complete, while in Pennsylvania he led by 27,130 votes with 96% of the vote complete.
“Your vote will be counted. I don’t care how hard people try to stop it. I will not let it happen,” Biden said.
Biden leading Trump by 4.1 million votes nationwide out of a record of 147 million vote cast, Biden said Americans had given him a mandate to tackle the pandemic, the struggling economy, systemic racism and climate change.
“They made it clear they want the country to come together, not continue to pull apart,” Biden said.
He said he hoped to address Americans again on Saturday.
Biden backers danced in Philadelphia’s streets, while armed Trump supporters in Phoenix and Detroit said the election was being stolen, despite any evidence of irregularities.
Under the banner of “Stop the Steal,” Trump supporters planned dozens of rallies for Saturday.
Defiant Trump has vowed to press unfounded charges of fraud as his Republicans sought to raise $60 million to fund lawsuits challenging the results.
But some in his camp described the legal effort as disorganized, and so far they have not found success in the courts.
Trump showed no sign he was ready to concede, as his campaign pursued a series of lawsuits that legal experts said were unlikely to alter the election outcome.
“Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!” he Twitted.
Republicans aimed to raise at least $60 million for legal costs, although the fine print on solicitations indicates that more than half the money raised would go to paying down the campaign’s debts.
“This race is over, and the only person who doesn’t see it is Donald Trump,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.