WASHINGTON – Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is voicing optimism as the nation awaits key swing state totals on Wednesday.
Biden, according to the Associated Press election tally, leads Biden 238 Electoral College Points over Trump’s 213.
However, as of 1 a.m. Wednesday several key states, including our neighbor to the south Pennsylvania, remain undeclared.
“We feel good about where we are,” former Vice President Joe Biden told supporters at a drive-in rally in Delaware.
Biden reminded supporters that it may take a some time to count all of the votes but that when all votes ballots were tallied he remains confident in victory.
Referencing his former home of Scranton, Pennsylvania multiple times during brief remarks, Biden suggested multiple times that he expects to win the key swing state as well as Michigan and Wisconsin.
The brief remarks were delivered over the sound of blaring car horns, and he and wife Jill took time to wave to the crowd before leaving the stage around 12:45 a.m.
President Trump tweeted: “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!”
Twitter, shortly after the tweet was published, flagged the content as “misleading” about the election or other civic process.
Several publications, including the New York Times and NBC, have called the state of Ohio for President Trump. Early reports showed Biden running strong numbers in the state and it appeared briefly that Biden may have been lining up an unexpected win.
As the full scope of the votes poured in, Trump regained control of Ohio, which has been one of the more reliable predictors of presidential victory in recent decades.
Minutes later the Associated Press also called the state’s 18 electoral votes for Trump.