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As it happened: Biden extends lead over Trump in US election, tells supporters ‘we’re going to win this race’

  • Joe Biden also says that his first priority as president will be tackling the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout
  • He is continuing to build on his leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia as counting continues

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday. Photo: AP
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As he continued to build his lead in key states, Democratic contender Joe Biden made a televised speech from Wilmington, Delaware on Friday evening (EST) in which he promised to take the White House.

Biden told his supporters: “We’re going to win this race” and that his first task if he took office would be to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent economic fallout. On Friday the US marked its third straight daily record for new Covid-19 infections. 

The Democrat’s lead is growing in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, as he gets closer to taking the presidency from Donald Trump.

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