US election 2020: Joe Biden 'superstitious' about predicting outcome

AP/Washington, United States
Filed on November 4, 2020 | Last updated on November 4, 2020 at 01.24 am
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talks to reporters on Election Day in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. November 3, 2020.


"It's just so uncertain," Democratic presidential nominee says.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn’t making any predictions about the outcome of the US election as the final hours of voting tick down.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday outside a Delaware community centre, Biden said he’s “superstitious” about offering predictions for election night but remains “hopeful.” He says he’s heard from aides that there’s “overwhelming turnout” among young people, women and older Black adults in places like Georgia and Florida.

He says, “The things that are happening bode well for the base that has been supporting me -- but we’ll see.” Still, he admitted, “It’s just so uncertain” because of how many states are in play.

Biden also wouldn’t commit to commenting on any results on election night, even if President Donald Trump weighs in on the vote. “If there’s something to talk about tonight, I’ll talk about it,” Biden said. “If not, I’ll wait till the votes are counted the next day.”

Biden capped off a day of last-minute campaigning in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and in Philadelphia with a couple of local stops in Wilmington, Delaware. He spoke to the CEO of a community center for teens and visited a pool where he worked as a teenager, closing out a day that began before the sun rose.

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