Good evening, my fellow Americans. We don't have a final declaration of victory yet, but the numbers tell us it's clear -- tell us a clear and convincing story. We're going to win this race. Just look at what has happened since yesterday. Twenty-four hours we were behind in Georgia, now we're ahead and we're gonna win that state. Twenty-four hours ago we were behind in Pennsylvania and we are going to win Pennsylvania. And now we're ahead but we're winning in Arizona, winning in Nevada, and in fact our lead just doubled in Nevada. We're on track to have over 300 electoral votes -- Electoral College votes. And look at the national numbers. We're gonna win this race with a clear majority of the nation behind us. We've gotten over 74 million votes. Let me repeat that: 74 million votes. That's more than any presidential ticket has ever gotten in the history of the United States of America. And our vote total is still growing. We're beating Donald Trump by over four million votes. And that's a margin that's still growing as well. One of the things I'm especially proud of is how well we've done across America. And we're going to be the first Democrat to win in Arizona in 24 years. We're gonna be the first Democrat to win Georgia in 28 years. And we've rebuilt the blue wall in the middle of the country that crumbled just four years ago. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, the heartland of this nation. I know watching these vote tallies on TV moves very slower -- slow and it's -- as slow as it goes it can be numbing. But never forget, the tallies aren't just numbers. They represent votes and voters. Men and women who exercised their fundamental right to have their voice heard. And what's becoming clear each hour is that record number of Americans of all races, faiths, religions chose change over more of the same. They've given us a mandate for action on COVID, the economy, climate change, systemic racism. They've made it clear they want the country to come together not continue to pull apart. The people spoke. More than 74 million Americans. And they spoke loudly for our ticket. But while we're waiting for the final results, I want people to know we're not waiting to get the work done and start our -- start the -- the -- the process. Yesterday Senator Harris and I held meetings with groups of experts on public health and economic -- and the economic crisis this country is facing. The pandemic as you also know is getting more worrisome all across the country. Daily cases are skyrocketing. And it's now believed that we could spike -- see as many as 200,000 cases in a single day. The death toll is approaching 240,000 lives lost to this virus. That's 240,000 empty chairs at kitchen tables and dining room tables all across America. We'll never be able to measure all that pain and the loss, the suffering that so many families have experienced. We know something about what it feels to -- like to lose to some -- feels like to lose someone. And I want them to know they're not alone. Our hearts break with you. I want everyone -- everyone to know on day one we're gonna put our plan in -- to control this virus into action. We can't save any of the lives lost -- any of those who've been lost but we can save a lot of lives in the months ahead. Senator Harris and I also heard yesterday about how this recovery is slowing because of the failure to get the pandemic under control. More than 20 million people are on unemployment. Millions are worried about making rent and putting food on the table. Our economic plan will put a focus on a path to a strong recovery. Look, we both know tensions are high, they can be high after a tough election, one like we've had. But we need to remember we have to remain calm and patient. And let the process work out as we count all the votes. You know -- we're proving again what we've proved for 244 years in this country: democracy works. Your vote will be counted. I don't care how hard people try to stop it. I will not let it happen. The people will be heard. Our journey is toward a more perfect union and it keeps moving on. In America we hold strong views. We have strong disagreements. And that's okay. Strong dis -- strong disagreements are inevitable in a democracy. And strong demo -- disagreements are healthy. They're a sign of a vigorous debate of deeply held views. But we have to remember the purpose of our politics isn't total unrelenting unending warfare. No, the purpose of our politics, the work of the nation isn't to fan the flames of conflict but to solve problems. To guarantee justice. To give everybody a fair shot. And to improve the lives of our people. We may be opponents, but we're not enemies. We're Americans. And no matter who you voted for, I'm certain of one thing. The vast majority of the 150 Americ -- 150 million Americans who voted, they wanna get the vitriol out of our politics. We're certainly not gonna agree on a lot of issues. But at least we can agree to be civil with one another. We have to put the anger and the demonization behind us. It's time for us to come together as a nation to heal. It's not gonna be easy. But we have to try. My responsibility as president will be -- will be to represent the whole nation. And I want you to know that I'll work as hard for those who voted against me as those who voted for me. That's the job. That's the job. It's called the duty of care for all Americans. We have serious problems to deal with from COVID to the economy to racial justice and climate change. We don't have any more time to waste on partisan warfare. You know and more than that we have such an incredible opportunity to build the future we want for our kids and our grandkids. I have said many, many times, I've never been more optimistic about the future of this nation. There is no reason we can't own the 21st century. We just need to remember who we are. This is the United States of America. And there's never been anything -- anything we've been able -- unable to do, unable to accomplish when we've done it together. I hope to be talking to you tomorrow. I wanna thank you all. And may God bless you, and may God protect our troops. Goodnight.