With Kamala Harris socially-distanced near his side, Joe Biden addressed the nation on Friday evening.
While he did not declare victory -- like Donald Trump falsely did early Wednesday morning -- he did predict it and bragged about Democrats setting the record for the most votes ever won by a presidential ticket.
"We're beating Donald Trump by over 4 million votes," Biden said.
He said the Biden-Harris ticket "rebuilt the Blue Wall" of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
"The people spoke," he said.
And then he turned his attention to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Our hearts break with you," he said to the family members of coronavirus victims.
And he urged patience as the votes are tabulated.
"Democracy works, your vote will be counted," he promised.
He also urged civility and unity.
"We don't have any more time to waste on partisan warfare," he said.