- Joe Biden said he was optimistic about the outcome of the presidential elections and urged his supporters to be patient
- The Democrat listed some states such as Georgia Minnesota and Arizona where he was game
- President Trump, on the other hand, said his opponent was planning to steal the polls adding he would not allow that to happen
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Former United States (US) vice president and presidential aspirant Joe Biden has exuded confidence he will trounce the presidential election.
Biden, who is slightly ahead of President Donald Trump in the number of the electoral votes in the nail-biting race, said he is feeling good about the progress so far as the tallying of votes continues in America.
Speaking in a press conference, he said he was optimistic about the outcome while listing states such as Minnesota, Georgia and Arizona where he said he did not expect to get votes but things were looking good for him.
"I am here to tell you tonight, we are on track to win this election. It will take a while and we will have to be patient until the hard work of tallying votes is finished. It is not over until every single vote is counted," he said.
"Keep the faith guys we will win this," he told his supporters.
Trump, on the other hand, alleged that Biden and his party were trying to "steal the election", threatening that "we will never let them do it."
In a statement on Twitter on Wednesday morning, November 4, Trump said he will be making a key statement on the election results.
As of 10:20am Wednesday, Biden was leading in electoral votes with 238 against Trump's 213 votes. The winner should garner 270 votes.
Unlike in Kenya where the winner of the presidency is determined by popular votes, the US uses a system called the Electoral College to determine the winner of its presidential election.
Under the system, "electoral votes" are allotted to 50 states in the country and the District of Columbia based on their population.
There are 538 electoral votes to be won. To win the election, a candidate must secure 270 electoral votes.
And yes, a presidential candidate may win the popular votes but fail to attain the 270 electoral votes and therefore lose the election.
A popular example is the 2016 election where Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral votes to Trump.
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