Joe Biden urges calm and patience during vote count

The Democratic presidential candidate addresses Americans, saying to stay calm and be patient, while waiting on election results.
3:17 | 11/05/20

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Noon folks. Senator Harrison I just completed. Briefings on both Covert and the economic crisis faced this nation. They were reminded again the severity of this pandemic. Cases are on the rise nationwide who were nearing 240000. Deaths to cope. Our hearts go out to each of evolution has lost a loved one. To this terrible disease. In America. Voted sacred. It's how people of this nation express their world. And it is the will of the voters. No one not anything else that chooses the president United States of America. So. Each ballot must be counted. And that's what we're going to see going through out and that's how it should be democracy sometimes messy. It's sometimes requires a little patience as well. But that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years the system of governance governance and that's been the envy of the world. We continue to feel it's and I would continue to feel very good about where things stand we have no doubt. And when the county should the senator Harrison I will be declared the winners. So I ask everyone to stay calm all people mistake the processes work. The count is being completed. And we'll know very soon. So thank you all for your patience. We got to count the votes god bless you all and may god protect our troops thank you so much. Well concise from former Vice President Biden sings has been briefed today on Covert and the economy. Israel messages that. He believes that when all the votes are counted he and senator Harris are gonna win they will be elected president. And vice president United States but in the meantime. He drove must be cannon that's the way things work. In the United States David Muir it seemed as if you lose coming out there assuming the mantle of president without presuming. Yet which is a consistent with what we've seen from the Biden campaigned from Joseph Biden himself. For couple of days now as we await this vote count given the store early built that continues because continues to be counted in these key battlegrounds. George you are both taking notes here but this was his strongest wording it that when he said we have no doubt that senator Harris and I will be declared the winners once the vote count is finished. Also funny curious if he began. With the pandemic we talked about this last night here what we were on the air for the first time in the United States 124 hour period. More than a 100000. New cases of Covert a 107000. New cases. This is a raging pandemic we're now at our third peak the highest peak yet since this began. And and we know from your town hall with Joseph Biden in my interview would Joseph Biden that he said this will be issue number one. We must get it under control before we can bring this country together both on the economic front. And to unify this country against very deadly pandemic so the idea that he would come out look presidential as you say without being declared the winner of anything yet. That that is their strategy each and every day would each one of these appearances in tweaks.

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