I’m not celebrating yet, no network at this point has called the election, but it looks as though Joe Biden will likely become the 46th President of the United States…
According to CNN as of 9:25AM EST,
The remaining pool of Philadelphia votes to be counted is about 25,000, according to a city official and an official familiar with the counting. These will take longer to count because they are provisional ballots, as well as ones that require review because of such issues as dates and signatures.
The sources said city election officials are starting this batch from scratch and commented,
“It’s going to be a while.”
But that’s all Biden needs to win is Pennsylvania, although he is also leading in Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.
Biden is getting ready to deliver an address to the nation today or tonight. If he is declared the winner early today, the Biden team plans to move quickly to announce more substantial pieces of his transition. There are no plans to wait for any of the legal challenges, a person familiar with the plan said.
The Biden transition team has been working behind-the-scenes for months – as required of all candidates seeking the presidency – but the urgency of the plan is being seen by Biden advisers as even more importance in the wake of Trump questioning the legitimacy of the election.
The stage is still set in Wilmington, with fireworks still waiting if the speech happens tonight…
But the Trump campaign just released a statement saying they will contest the election, calling any projections of Biden as the winner “false”.
Trump campaign general counsel Matt Morgan said in a statement,
“This election is not over. The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final.”
Georgia is headed for a recount, where we are confident we will find ballots improperly harvested, and where President Trump will ultimately prevail. There were many irregularities in Pennsylvania, including having election officials prevent our volunteer legal observers from having meaningful access to vote counting locations. We prevailed in court on our challenge, but were deprived of valuable time and denied the transparency we are entitled to under state law. In Nevada, there appear to be thousands of individuals who improperly cast mail ballots. Finally, the President is on course to win Arizona outright, despite the irresponsible and erroneous ‘calling’ of the state for Biden by Fox News and the Associated Press.”