Jen O’Malley Dillon, the campaign manager of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, is optimistic about the outcome of the election.
She said this in a speech on Thursday afternoon. Democrat Biden is engaged in a neck-and-neck race with his rival, incumbent President Donald Trump.
“Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States,” said O’Malley Dillon. Biden is almost on par with Trump in Pennsylvania, and the remaining votes will be in favour of the Democrats, she says.
In Nevada, according to O’Malley Dillon, votes from the outer areas have yet to be counted, which is in favour of Trump. Yet the Biden campaign also thinks it will win in Nevada. In Arizona, it may take until Friday before all votes are in, said O’Malley Dillon. “Keep calm,” she insisted.
According to the campaign manager, every state that Biden gets now means a victory for the Democratic candidate. Joe Biden is currently ranked 264 electors by some media and 253 electors by others, including news channel CNN. He needs 270 to become president.
Votes are still being counted in several states on Thursday. In Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania, among others, the difference between the candidates seems to be narrowing. The president and the Republican Party have filed numerous lawsuits in several states to prevent the balance from shifting further in Biden’s favour.
O’Malley Dillon called Trump’s response to the latest results “desperate.” “Donald Trump continues to pursue a failed strategy to prevent votes from being counted,” said the campaign manager. She called the lawsuits “meritorious.”