‘Can Heal the Nation’s Soul’: Biden’s Appeal as US Votes for Prez
“Today we must vote like our lives depend on it. Because they do,” Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, tweeted.
As the United States went into Election Day on Tuesday, 3 November, after a polarised campaign riddled with uncertainties, US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted saying he, along with his running mate Kamala Harris, can "heal the soul of this nation".
"In 2008 and 2012, you placed your trust in me to help lead this country alongside Barack Obama. Today, I’m asking for your trust once again – this time, in Kamala and me. We can heal the soul of this nation – I promise we won’t let you down," the former vice president tweeted, as polling stations opened in several parts of the country.
Meanwhile, the Democratic candidate for vice president, Kamala Harris, called for people to vote like their lives and their democracy depend on it. "And we must vote like justice, equality, and opportunity are possible. Because they are," she tweeted.
In an earlier tweet before the polls opened to choose the 46th president of the US, Biden wrote, "Let's bring this home".
It also had a photo of the Democratic nominee along with a reminder to the people of what he has phrased his contest against current President Donald Trump as – “Battle for the Soul of the Nation.”
‘Will Govern as an American President’
In another tweet, Biden reiterated that while he was running in the election as a “proud Democrat”, he would govern as “an American president”, promising to work along with even those who don’t support him, because “that’s the job of the president”.
Multiple opinion polls have shown Biden holding a clear lead over President Trump, especially in the key swing states. Even on the eve of the election, with 96 million people having voted already, a national Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed Biden with an outright majority among likely voters, with 52 percent saying they would back Biden, while Trump lagged behind with 44 percent.
While the US has broken all records with massive early voting, the country went to the polls physically on 3 November, with voting in most states having started at 6 am ET.
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