US elections: Biden expects to secure over 270 electoral votes today

Trump's campaign manager said that the incumbent would win assuming all "legal" votes were counted.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020 (photo credit: 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION/POOL VIA REUTERS)
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020
(photo credit: 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION/POOL VIA REUTERS)
Democrat Joe Biden said on Wednesday he expects to win the presidential election, saying he believes it is clear his campaign is winning enough states to win the presidency.
Biden's campaign manager has said that by the end of the day, the Democratic nominee will have secured over 270 electoral votes, effectively giving him the White House.
"After a long night of counting, it's clear that we're winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency," Biden said. "I'm not here to declare that we've won, but I am here to report that when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners."

At issue are the key battleground states such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, all three of which have yet to finish counting their votes and have yet to declare a winner. However, Biden's campaign manager feels the Democratic nominee has already won Wisconsin.
The campaign manager further stated that Michigan will finish counting their votes by the end of the day, while Pennsylvania won't finish until late Thursday. However, Georgia and North Carolina are not expected to finish for several more days.
Ultimately, Biden's campaign manager said, should all vote counting stop now, Biden would emerge victorious, with most estimates placing him ahead of President Donald Trump, and that any attempt at disqualifying lawfully cast ballots would likely be struck down by the courts.
At the same time, Trump's campaign manager said that the incumbent would win assuming all "legal" votes were counted.
He further stated that the campaign projects that outstanding votes will guarantee four more years of Trump in the White House.