Confident of victory, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has launched a transition website as he approaches the 270 electoral votes needed to become the 46th president of the United States.
The website, Build Back Better currently features only a homepage and has the following message:
“The American people will determine who will serve as the next President of the United States. Votes are still being counted in several states around the country. The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden‑Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One.”
If the former Vice president wins, he will be the oldest U.S president to take office when he’s sworn in on Jan. 20. Biden turns 78 this month. His running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will be the second non-white vice president and the first of African and Indian ancestry.
“It is clear that we’re winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. I’m not here to declare that we’ve won. But I am here to report that when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners,” Biden said Wednesday afternoon in a six-minute speech in Wilmington, Del., with Harris standing nearby.
The former Vice president reiterated on Twitter that he was confident his campaign would be victorious, and after assuming the presidency, he said, it was time to “push the harsh rhetoric of the campaign behind us.”
Meanwhile, President Trump has not conceded defeat and Joe Biden has not quite clinched victory as absentee ballots are counted in remaining swing states at the time of this report.
President Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday to pause vote-counting in Michigan and Pennsylvania. They are also demanding a recount in Wisconsin, where Biden is an apparent winner by more than 20,000 votes.