‘We’re going to win’ says Biden, ‘illegitimately’ says Trump
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‘We’re going to win’ says Biden, ‘illegitimately’ says Trump

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Joe Biden – at least currently – has still not officially won the election to become the next president of the United States.

Unofficially, however, confidence seems to be building from his camp and supporters that it’s a matter of time until he gets the votes he needs.

For those of you not staying up to follow the debate, here’s a quick primer on what you missed.

‘We’re going to win’

“We’re going to win this race” to the White House, Joe Biden said Friday night to Saturday during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Democratic candidate currently has 253 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the U.S. presidency, while he is widening the gap with Donald Trump in Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) and Georgia (16 electoral votes).

Joe Biden called on his supporters to remain calm and patient as official results are still pending in several states more than 3 days after the election.

Trump says Biden should not claim victory ‘illegitimately’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday night that Biden should not claim victory “illegitimately,” while his Democratic opponent seems close to winning.

“Joe Biden should not illegitimately claim the presidency,” Trump tweeted. “I could claim it, too. Legal proceedings are just beginning,” he added.

‘Not Just about Joe Biden Vs. Donald Trump’

Joe Biden’s apparent victory was the topic of a new video on Twitter by former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

“It was an election about whether we end pathological lying in the White House and retain democracy and the rule of law in our country – and thank God, it appears that we have done that”.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who played a roll in making this enormously important victory possible,” he added.

Edging Closer To Victory

Reports have also come in that Biden is diving into plans for a transition to the presidency as he edges closer to victory.

According to the New York Times, the first senior roles in a new White House could be named next week, with the paper reporting that Biden could bring together the most diverse cabinet in US history.

“Men, women, gay, straight, centre, across the board, Black, white, Asian,” Biden said when talking about his prospective cabinet earlier this year.

“It really matters that you look like the country, because everyone brings a slightly different perspective.”

The Brussels Times

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