All of the major news networks on Saturday called the presidential race in favor of the Biden/Harris ticket after numbers in Pennsylvania turned in the democratic nominee’s favor.
The Associated Press says it called the race for Biden, who held a 34,243-vote lead, after it determined that the remaining ballots left to be counted would not allow Trump to catch up. The news agency had already declared Biden the winner in both Michigan and Wisconsin.
Biden issued a statement Saturday:
“I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris.
In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America.
With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation.
It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.
We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together.”
President Donald Trump, who was out on the golf course when the news broke, also issued a statement, saying the race was far from over.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated,” the statement reads, going on to reassert his previous claims of illegal voting.
“I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”