UPDATE: Biden wins Wisconsin and Michigan
Joe Biden says he's not ready to declare victory as vote counting continues in the presidential election, but he says, ``When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners.''
The Associated Press hasn't called the presidential race. Biden currently has 248 electoral votes, while President Donald Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.
Biden addressed reporters Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware, alongside his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris.
Biden says, ``Every vote must be counted.'' He added, ``We the people will not be silenced.''
Biden also tried to sound like a president-elect, promising to reach out to political opponents and insisting that the presidency ``itself is not a partisan institution.''
Biden did not take questions. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan as ballots continue to be counted in both states.
Meanwhile, Biden won in Wisconsin and in Michigan, and claimed he'd been winning 70% of the mail in ballots in Pennsylvania.
Both Wisconsin and Michigan, went to Trump in 2016.
Already Trump's team has requested a recount in Wisconsin. Statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes; Biden leads by .624 percentage points out of nearly 3.3 million ballots counted.
In 2016, Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes, a breakthrough that along with wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania helped hand him his first term in the White House. Democrats were determined to reclaim Wisconsin, a state that before Trump hadn't go