Joe Biden stayed clear of outright declaring victory in the race for the White House on Wednesday, but affirmed he’s “confident" he’ll win the election once all the votes are counted.
Biden’s careful projection appeared to be a pointed message to President Trump, who has claimed victory despite trailing the Democrat with millions of ballots still to be counted in key battleground states.
“I’m not here to declare that we won,” Biden said in Willmington, Del. “I am here to report when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.”
Before Biden spoke, Wisconsin was called for the Democrat, giving him another 10 Electoral College votes and putting him on a path to victory that’s likely heavily dependent on Michigan. As of Wednesday afternoon, Biden was up in Michigan.
“In Michigan, we lead by over 35,000 votes,” Biden said. “And it’s growing.”
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