Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes off his face mask to speak during a drive-in campaign rally at Bucks County Community College on October 24, 2020 in Bristol, Pennsylvania.
  • US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is planning to declare victory if news organisations announce him as the winner of the presidential election on Tuesday night, Axios reported.  
  • Biden campaign advisers told Axios that the former vice president wants to avoid taking a defensive posture if the president spreads misinformation about the election or moves forward with lawsuits. 
  • According to Biden's schedule, the Democrat is planning to address the nation on Tuesday night, regardless of what the results show. 
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US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is planning to declare victory on Tuesday night if news organisations announce him as the winner of the presidential election, even if President Donald Trump refuses to concede and contests the results. 

Biden campaign advisers told Axios that the former vice president wants to avoid taking a defensive posture if the president spreads misinformation about the election or moves forward with lawsuits. 

"We're not really concerned about what Donald Trump says," Biden's campaign manager, Jen O'Malley Dillon, told reporters on Monday. "We're going to use our data, our understanding of where this is headed, and make sure that the vice president is addressing the American people."

Trump has privately told advisers that he will declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he's leading the race, according to Axios. But on Tuesday morning, the president told "Fox and Friends" that he'll only declare himself the winner "if" and "when" "there is victory." 

Dillon expressed confidence that Biden campaign will have "a very good sense of where we're headed" on Election Night, even if many ballots have yet to be counted and argued that it will be mathematically impossible for Trump to win on Tuesday night. 

"Under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared a victor on election night," she said. 

According to Biden's schedule, the Democrat is planning to address the nation on Tuesday night, regardless of what the results show. 

Axios reported that, if he wins, Biden will quickly move forward with the transition process in the days and weeks after Election Day.

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