Biden celebrates victory, pledges to unify country

Joe Biden is pledging to be a president “who seeks not to divide but to unify.” Biden delivered his first remarks as president-elect at a victory party in Wilmington, after he was officially declared the winner of the presidential election . (Nov. 7)

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[CHEERING, HORNS HONKING]

JOE BIDEN: Folks, the people of this nation have spoken. They've delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory. A victory for we the people. We've won with the most votes ever cast a presidential ticket, in the history of the nation, 74 million.

[CHEERING]

While I must admit it surprised me. Tonight we're seeing all over this nation, all cities, and all parts of the country, indeed across the world, an outpouring of joy, of hope, renewed faith in tomorrow, bring a better day. And I'm humbled by the trust and confidence you placed in me. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify. Who doesn't see red states and blue states, only sees the United States. I'll work with all my heart, with the confidence of the whole people, to win the confidence of all of you. And for that, is what America I believe is about. It's about people. And that's, what our administration, will be all about. I sought this office to restore the soul of America. To rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class. And to make America respected around the world again. And to unite us, here at home. It's the honor of my lifetime, that so many millions of Americans have voted for that vision. And now the work of making that vision is real. It's a task, the task of our time.