President-elect Joe Biden declared victory in the 2020 election on Saturday, calling on Americans to reconcile after a bitterly fought campaign and vowing an orderly transfer of power despite President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede.
“Folks, the people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory,” he said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, that was delivered to a drive-in rally of supporters wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus. “I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify.”