Harris looks on in Wilmington, Delaware.
Joe Biden has said he had no doubt he would defeat Donald Trump to win the US presidency as he asked everyone to stay calm as votes were counted.
The Democrat nominee said on Thursday: “We continue to feel very good about where things stand. And we have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator Harris and I will be the winners. So, I ask people to stay calm.”
He added “democracy is sometimes messy” and “sometimes requires some patience too”.
Bidden’s brief remarks came as he crept nearer to victory over Donald Trump on Thursday in a close US election that hinged on razor-thin margins in a handful of states.
I ask people to stay calm.
The process is working.
The count is being completed.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020
Meanwhile, the Republican president escalated his legal efforts to influence vote counting and made fresh unsubstantiated claims of voting fraud.
Biden, the former U.S. vice president, was chipping away at Trump’s leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia while retaining slim margins in Nevada and Arizona.
Ballot tabulation dragged on in those battleground states two days after polls closed, while protesters from both sides staged demonstrations in major cities over the vote counting.
After an acrimonious campaign waged during the coronavirus pandemic, the election appeared to be moving toward a nail-biting conclusion in the coming hours and perhaps days.
There is still a narrow path for Trump to win if he holds on in Georgia, where he leads by 12,800 votes, and Pennsylvania, where he is ahead by 108,600 votes, and overtakes Biden in Arizona, where he trails by 68,100 votes, or Nevada, where he is 11,400 votes behind