Joe Biden will sweep to victory in a trio of states where votes are still being counted to become the next president of the United States, his bullish campaign officials told reporters on a call Thursday morning.
“Our data shows that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said as the former veep leads President Trump in the Electoral College, 253-214.
“Because he sees the same data we do and knows he’s losing, Donald Trump continues to push a flailing strategy designed to prevent people’s votes from being counted,” she went on.
Two days after polls closed, the 2020 race still hangs in the balance as armies of workers count mail-in ballots in the swing states of Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and North Carolina.
The states are legally counting mail-in and absentee ballots that were postmarked on time but Trump’s re-election campaign has filed a flurry of lawsuits challenging the vote count.
O’Malley Dillon said they expected the race to tighten in Arizona and Nevada as vote counts continue to trickle in, but were confident that the Democratic nominee would win these states — perhaps as soon as Thursday.
Biden’s campaign believe they will also win the hotly-contested Keystone State but said a result likely wouldn’t be known until Friday. Both states have declared victory there before any official count.
The Trump campaign has accused Democrats of trying to “steal the election from President Trump” as his path to re-election narrows, with Trump demanding that the vote count be stopped.
Trump 2020 was handed a small victory on Thursday morning when a Pennsylvania judge ruled that their poll observers would be allowed to watch the opening of paper ballots in Philadelphia.
But O’Malley Dillon and Biden’s chief legal advisor Bob Bauer said the suits were “meritless.”
“All of this is intended to create a large cloud that, it is the hope of the Trump campaign, that nobody can see through,” Bauer told reporters.
“But it is not a very thick cloud. It’s not hard to see what they’re doing. We see through it. So will the courts, and so do election officials.”
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