Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urged supporters early Wednesday to be patient as votes in some states continue to be counted while President Donald Trump asserted he is “up big.”
“Your patience is commendable. We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we’re going to go into tomorrow morning, maybe even longer. But look, we feel good about where we are. We really do. I’m here to tell you tonight, we believe we’re on track to win this election,” Biden, 77, said from Wilmington, Delaware, with his wife standing by his side.
“Keep the faith guys, we’re going to win this,” he added in brief remarks.
Biden cited a disputed call for Arizona and said his campaign is confident about the battleground state.
He also referenced how Minnesota has been called by a number of outlets for him and said he is still in the running to win Georgia.
Biden claimed his campaign is feeling good about Wisconsin and Michigan, even though, with most votes counted, Trump is ahead in both states.
While it will take time to count the votes in Pennsylvania, Biden said, “we’re going to win” the state.
Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes could very well deliver the presidency to the Democrat or the incumbent.
Biden urged patience and said it’s not his or Trump’s place to declare victory, even though he said multiple times that he will win.
Trump took to Twitter just after Biden spoke to announce he will be making a statement soon.
“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!” he wrote in another missive.
Kellyanne Conway, a former White House counselor, said late Tuesday that Trump was expected to address the nation.
“I’m headed over to the White House shortly, be joined by I think a couple hundred people, and the president is expected to address the nation later from the East Room of the White House,” she said.
Trump was watching returns come in from the White House in Washington.
Twitter placed a label on Trump’s tweet about the election, telling users that some or all of the content in the tweet “is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”
The social media platform directed users to its policy on election integrity. Twitter previously announced it would curtail the reach of some posts related to election claims.