As of Thursday, the presidential race had not been officially called and no news outlet had projected a winner between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
The Washington Examiner reported, however, that Biden’s 2020 campaign has launched a website for its White House transition team.
“Votes are still being counted in several states”
According to reports, the site Build Back Better was still up and running on Thursday — two days after polls closed in the 2020 campaign.
At that time, just one paragraph was posted below a photo of the former vice president and the title: Biden-Harris Transition.
“The American people will determine who will serve as the next President of the United States,” the text read. “Votes are still being counted in several states around the country.”
“Hit the ground running on Day One”
There was no mention, however, of the fact that votes were still being counted and no winner had been announced.
The statement that followed seemed to indicate that the Biden team knows something about the outcome the rest of America does not.
“The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One,” the statement concluded.
“We believe we will be the winners”
Biden was somewhat less committal in expressing optimism during a speech on Wednesday, imploring Americans to “put the harsh rhetoric of the campaign behind us” and attempt to unite as a nation after all the votes are counted.
“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 the winners,” he told supporters.
With Fox News giving Biden 264 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win, his path to victory appears wider than Trump, who had 214 votes as of the latest count available.