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Biden says he will win presidency, calls for patience as votes are counted

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden is accompanied by vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris as he makes a statement on the 2020 U.S. presidential election results during a brief appearance before reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden said on Thursday he had no doubt he would defeat incumbent President Donald Trump and win the U.S. presidency, and asked everyone to stay calm as votes were counted.

“We have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners. So, I ask everyone to stay calm. ... The process is working,” Biden told reporters, referring to his running mate Senator Kamala Harris.

Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Tim Ahmann