"Democracy is sometimes messy, so sometimes it requires a little patience. But that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years with a system of governance that has been the envy of the world. We continue to feel very good about where things stand, he said.
In the US election, voters decide state-level contests rather than a single, national one. Each US state gets a certain number of Electoral College votes partly based on the size of the population, with a total of 538 up for grabs.
Biden, accompanied by his running mate Senator Kamala Harris, said he has no doubt that when the count is finished, they will be the winners.
"So, I ask people to stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed. And we will know soon, he said.
Earlier in the day, Biden and Harris had full briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis facing the nation. "We're reminded again of the severity of this pandemic. Cases are on the rise nationwide and we are nearing 240,000 deaths due to COVID, he said.
My heart goes out to each and every family that has lost a loved one to this terrible disease," Biden said.
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