Former Vice President Joe Biden reiterated his demand on Wednesday that election officials be allowed to count outstanding valid ballots, as President Trump’s campaign filed legal challenges to the vote-tallying process in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
In brief remarks to supporters in Wilmington, Del., Biden projected confidence that he would eventually win the presidential race. But he stopped short of declaring himself the victor, saying that any determinations about the outcome of the election should wait until any outstanding votes are counted.
“Now every vote must be counted,” Biden said. “No one is going to take our democracy away from us. Not now, not ever. America’s come too far. America’s fought too many battles. America’s endured too much to ever let that happen.”
“We the people will not be silenced. We the people will not be bullied. We the people will not surrender.”
Biden’s remarks came amid mounting tensions around the presidential contest.
Biden scored two critical wins on Wednesday afternoon, with The Associated Press declaring him the victory in two Midwestern battleground states, Wisconsin and Michigan. He has also begun to narrow his gap with Trump in Pennsylvania, where officials are counting outstanding absentee votes.