As Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump continues to grow in states yet to declare a victor, the presidential hopeful said Friday night that while he's waiting for the final election results, he is “not waiting to get the work done" on important issues facing the country.
“Yesterday, Sen. Harris and I held meetings with groups of experts on public health and the economic crisis this country is facing," Biden said. "The pandemic, as you also know, is getting more worrisome all across the country. Cases are skyrocketing. It’s believed we could see as many as 200,000 cases a day, and the death toll is approaching 240,000 lives lost. 240,000 empty chairs across America."
Biden's speech came as the United States set a new record when it surpassed 125,000 daily coronavirus infections.
"We both know tensions are high," Biden said. "They can be high after a tough election. One like we’ve had. But we need to remember, we have to remain calm. Patient. Let the process work out as we count all the votes."