On verge of victory, Biden says ‘re-built Blue Wall in middle of US’

Biden is currently leading with 264 electoral college votes against Republican Donald Trump's 213

Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden

“We are going to be the first Democrats to win Arizona in 24 years. We are going to be the first Democrats to win Georgia in 28 years. And we re-built the Blue Wall in the middle of the country that crumbled just four years ago.”

A confident Joe Biden from Camp Democrats, on the verge of victory to be elected the next US President, addressed the nation on the state of race on Saturday (November 7).

Biden is leading with 264 electoral college votes against Republican President Donald Trump’s 213, in the race that needs at least 270 of 538 electoral college votes to win.

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Biden was leading in four of the five key battleground states where counting of ballots was still going on. Trump was trailing behind Biden in Arizona (by 38,455 votes), Georgia (4,224), Nevada (22,657) and Pennsylvania (19,500), but leading in North Carolina with 76,587 votes.

“The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story: We’re going to win this race,” Biden said in his speech on Saturday.

“What is becoming clearer each hour is that record numbers of Americans — from all races, faiths, regions — chose change over more of the same. They have given us a mandate for action on COVID and the economy and climate change and systemic racism,” he said.

He pointed out that the Democrats will be winning Arizona for the first time in 24 years and Georgia in 28 years, as he exhorted confidence of re-building the ‘Blue Wall’ in the middle of the country, snatching back the Republican bastion from the Trump.

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“I know tensions can be high after a tough election like we just had. But we need to remain calm. Patient. And let the process work out as we count all the votes.

“We have to remember the purpose of our politics isn’t totally unrelenting warfare…We may be opponents — but we are not enemies. We are Americans,” Biden said.

Biden also announced he will introduce his plans to contain the COVID-19 pandemic on his first day in office. “On day one, we’re going to put our plan to control this virus into action,” he said. The virus has killed over 231,000 Americans and infected over nine million others.

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