Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plans to deliver a prime-time speech Friday evening as he stands on the cusp of winning the White House. The former vice president’s plan to deliver a speech was confirmed by an aide to his campaign.
The White House contest remains uncalled but Biden currently holds leads over President Donald Trump in several outstanding states, including Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania. A win in any of those states would make Biden president-elect.
Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, is also expected to speak Friday, the campaign aide said. The Trump campaign has launched a fusillade of legal challenges across the electoral map in the hope of preserving the president’s path to reelection.
Joe Biden is expected to address the nation on Friday evening in Delaware, as the Democratic nominee has pulled ahead of Pres. Trump in the critical battleground states of Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Running mate Kamala Harris will speak before Biden. https://t.co/SCf5nNz5fg
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 7, 2020
New: I’m told by a Biden official that @JoeBiden will speak to the country tonight. He will not declare victory if the race is not called, per source.
— Hanna Trudo (@HCTrudo) November 7, 2020