Joe Biden says he's confident about becoming President in election night speech: 'We're going to win this'
The 77-year-old -- who could become the oldest US president to take office -- addressed supporters at his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, amid the ongoing confusion and uncertainty at the polls
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has called for "patience" as ballots are counted across the country in an election fraught with several delays -- so much that a winner may not be declared on Tuesday.
The 77-year-old -- who could become the oldest US president to take office -- addressed supporters at his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, amid the ongoing confusion and uncertainty at the polls. "Your patience is commendable," Biden began. "We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into tomorrow morning, or maybe even longer." Nonetheless, the former Vice President reassured his base he felt "good about where we are" and that he believed he was "on track to win the election."
"We knew that because of the unprecedented early vote, the mail-in vote, it's going to take a while," Biden continued. "We are going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying the votes is finished. And it ain't over till the last ballot is counted," he said with his electoral vote count at 237 to Trump’s 213.
The former veep also claimed that he would taste victory in the must-win state of Pennsylvania and said he was feeling "great" after Fox News declared that he won Arizona — something that did not sit well with the Trump campaign. Biden said he was also confident about winning Michigan and Wisconsin.
Major media outlets have announced they will not be able to declare a winner tonight, owing to delayed results in several consequential counties and a crush of absentee and mail-in ballots that could considerably alter the ultimate outcome of the election.
Speaking at a drive-in gathering outside the Chase Center, the Democratic contender thanked supporters for turning out to vote in droves. "Keep the faith, guys. We're going to win this," Biden said.
The Delaware Democrat has been watching election results play out with his family as votes continue to be tallied across the country.