Confident of victory, Joe Biden on Friday urged Americans to put an end to divisions and come together as one nation.
Biden was speaking in his home city of Wilmington, Delaware in a late-night address accompanied by his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris. He said:
We must put the anger – and the demonisation – behind us. It’s time for us to come together as a nation and heal.
My responsibility as president will be to represent the whole nation.
I want everyone to know that on Day One, we are going to put our plan to control this virus into action.
During his address, Biden repeated that he believed he would win but said he would wait for the process to complete as incumbent Donald Trump warned him not to declare victory.
Biden, who was Barack Obama’s deputy, is now leading in Pennsylvania, a key battleground State with 20 votes in the Electoral College.
By late Friday Biden had an advantage of almost 29,000 votes over Trump, although that was still within the narrow margin that would likely trigger a recount.