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Biden says ‘we knew this was gonna go long’ as the election is ‘NOT OVER until every vote is counted’ as count drags on – Bukipress

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JOE Biden said he “knew this was gonna go long” tonight as the election is “not over until every vote is counted,” as the results drag out.

During his midnight address tonight in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, the Democratic nominee said “we feel good about where we are” during the fraught deadlock with Donald Trump.

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Biden said it ‘ain’t over’ until every vote is counted
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Biden urged his supporters to have patience as the results were tallied up [/caption]

Biden spent the evening watching the returns come in from his Wilmington home and drove downtown by motorcade to make his statement outside the Chase Center this evening.

“We’re gonna have to be patient until the hard work of tallying votes is finished,” Biden declared. “It ain’t over until every ballot is counted.”

“We believe we are on track to win this election,” he told his supporters. “We knew this was gonna go long.”

“But who knew we may go into tomorrow morning maybe even longer … We feel good about where we are we really do.”

“We believe we’re on track to win this election,” the former VP continued. “We knew because of the unprecedented mail in and early votes that it’s gonna take a while.”

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Biden said he believed his team was on track to win the election [/caption]

Biden is currently locked in a nail-biting battle tonight with Trump as neither candidates a knockout blow to seal the election yet.

Florida, Texas, and Ohio were called as wins for Trump, while Arizona was called as a win for Biden by Fox News  leaving the path to 270 electoral votes up in the air.

The heated contest could come down to the key Rust Belt states that Trump won in 2016: Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Should Trump and Biden take the states they are expected to win, then the race could come down to Pennsylvania and the result may be days or even weeks away.

But the former Vice President went on to say that he was confident he would win Arizona and Pennsylvania, after he called it in Minnesota – but noted that it was “still in a game in Georgia.”

“[We’re] feeling really good about Michigan and Wisconsin,” he continued. “By the way it’s gonna take the time to count the votes.”

Biden urged his supporters to have faith after Trump declared victory in Florida this evening.

He insisted his hopes for a Democratic victory remained high despite the uncertainty as he cautioned people that it could take a day or longer to know who won.

Biden said “your patience is commendable” hours after the polls have closed across America while the results remain up in the air.

A number of key states still have hundreds of thousands of ballots outstanding, after a large influx of mail ballots have slowed down the count in states across the nation.

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