With the media declaring Joe Biden president elect, and Biden himself forming a transitional team, it sure seems that his promise in September to allow the election to be independently certified before claiming victory was empty rhetoric.
During the first Presidential debate Biden was asked by Chris Wallace “Will you urge your supporters to stay calm while the vote is counted, and will you pledge not to declare victory until the election is independently certified?”
While the question was clearly aimed at Trump, both candidates gave responses.
Biden replied in the affirmative, pledging “We’ll count the ballots. As you pointed out, some of these ballots in some states can’t even be opened until Election Day, and if there’s thousands of ballots, it’s going to take time to do it.”