Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke on the last night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.
JOE BIDEN: A giant of the civil rights movement left us with this wisdom. Give people light and they will find the way. Give people light.
Those are words for our time. The current president has cloaked American darkness for much too long-- too much anger, too much fear, too much division. Here and now, I give you my word. If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I'll be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It's time for us, for we the people, to come together.
And make no mistake. United we can and will overcome this season of darkness in America. We'll choose hope over fear, facts over fiction, fairness over privilege.
I'm a proud Democrat, and I'll be proud to carry the banner of our party into the general election. So it's with great honor and humility I accept this nomination for president of the United States of America.
But while I'll be a Democratic candidate, I will be an American president. I'll work hard for those who didn't support me, as hard for them as I did for those who did vote for me. That's the job of a president, to represent all of us, not just our base or our party.
This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American moment. It's a moment that calls for hope and light and love-- hope for our future, light to see our way forward, and love for one another. America isn't just a collection of clashing interests of red states or blue states. We're so much bigger than that. We're so much better than that.