Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has expressed confidence that he would defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 United States Presidential Election .
He explained that though votes counting dragged on from Tuesday ’ s election , he is leading in key battleground states.
He said this in an address monitored by our correspondent on Saturday ( Nigerian time) .
He said , “ We don ’t have a final declaration of victory yet , but the numbers tell us it ’s clear, ” Biden said from Wilmington, Delaware, tonight .
“ We are going to win this race. Just look at what has happened since yesterday. 24 hours we were behind in Georgia , now we ’re ahead , and we are going to win that state.
“ Twenty four hours ago we were behind in Pennsylvania , and we are going to win Pennsylvania . And now we are ahead, but we are winning in Arizona, we ’ re winning in Nevada, and in fact , our lead just doubled in Nevada.
We’ re on track for over 300 electoral votes, electoral college votes. And look at the national numbers. We’ re going to win this race with a clear majority , with the nation behind us. ”
Biden also said he would waste no time in addressing the COVID- 19 pandemic upon taking office .
“ I want everyone , everyone to know on day one we ’re going to put our plan to control this virus into action , ” Biden said in a late night address from his hometown Wilmington , in Delaware