Biden to give prime-time address Friday evening

Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE will give a prime-time address Friday evening, a campaign official says.

The campaign has not provided further details about the nature of the address but Democrats are hopeful that news networks will call the race for Biden soon and that he will be addressing the nation for the first time as president-elect.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSenate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks Empire State Building lights on eve of Biden inauguration to honor COVID-19 victims READ: Harris letter resigning from Senate ahead of inauguration MORE (D-Calif.), the vice presidential nominee, will give remarks ahead of Biden.


Votes are still being counted in the battleground states of Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Biden leads in all of those states at the moment, although Georgia is likely headed for a recount.

Biden needs only to win Pennsylvania to reach 270 electoral votes. The Democratic nominee currently leads by fewer than 10,000 votes there but his lead is expected to grow as mail ballots and votes from populous urban areas continue to be counted.

President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE has given no indication that he will concede defeat.

The president’s campaign is flooding the battleground states with legal challenges and making unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud.

But if Biden holds on in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia, he will have secured a comfortable Electoral College victory that is not likely to be overturned by legal challenges or recounts.

Updated 2:17 p.m.