Keep calm, count the votes

With millions of votes still not counted and results in half a dozen states yet to be called, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign seeks to allay the concern of his supporters that the results of the Tuesday’s tight presidential election could lead to a redux of 2016.

“After a long night of counting, it is clear that we are winning enough states to achieve the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency,” Biden told supporters in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m not here to declare that we won,” Biden continued, but once the votes are cast, “we think we’ll be the winners.”

Noting that his own margins in Wisconsin and Michigan are currently wider than President Donald Trump’s final victory margins in 2016 and are expected to increase, Biden called on Americans to – once the election is finalized – heal the wounds of a bitter campaign to deal with. the crises facing the nation.

“It will be time for us to do what we’ve always done as Americans – put the campaign’s tough rhetoric behind us,” Biden said. “Getting along again, respecting and caring for each other.”

“To progress, we must stop treating our adversaries as enemies.”

The state of the race is strained. While The Associated Press called a handful of battlegrounds in Biden’s favor – including Arizona and Wisconsin, both brought down from President Donald Trump’s victory column of four years ago – a wave Seemingly bogus legal challenges to the president’s campaign and a protracted count process in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania have dashed hopes for a speedy resolution.

Still, Biden’s campaign has insisted publicly and privately that there remains a solid path to 270 electoral votes – although it may take at least another day to be summoned by the independent press.

Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon on a call with reporters and supporters: “Joe Biden is on his way to winning this election, and he will be the next President of the United States.”

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