Joe Biden delivers optimistic speech as CNN declare Michigan as his 5 months ago

Joe Biden delivers optimistic speech as CNN declare Michigan as his

Biden said that he "will govern as an American president", in a passionate speech delivered on Wednesday night.

Joe Biden has spoken officially for the first time in a number of hours, during a pivotal stage in the US election.

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While CNN crucially declared Michigan as his state, the former Vice-President said that he wants to try and "heal the nation", as US President.

He opened his speech by addressing his "fellow Americans", and went on to say that he felt it was clear that he was winning enough states to achieve the necessary 270 electoral votes.

He said: "I'm not here to declare that we've won. But I am here to report, when the count is finished, we believe we will be winners."

He also made it clear that he would ensure that every vote be counted, saying: "We will not surrender our democracy. Not now. Not ever."

He continued: "We are campaigning as Democrats, but I will govern as an American president.

"There will be no blue states and red states when we win, just the United States of America. I will work as hard for those who didn’t vote for me as I will for those who did vote for me."

Based on CNN's projections, he now has 264 electoral college votes and has three clear paths to cross 270 by getting over six from Nevada or by winning in either Pennsylvania or Georgia.

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Meanwhile, current US President Donald Trump is complaining on Twitter about the way the results are going, with a recent tweet saying: "What a terrible thing is happening!"