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September 14, 2020 at 10:02 AM EDT

Biden votes early in Delaware primary, touts support for Sen. Coons

Biden cast an early vote Monday in Delaware’s primary, touting his support for Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), who is among those on the ballot, and voicing optimism that the American people will insist that all votes are counted in November even if Trump tries to suppress them.

Biden spoke briefly with reporters after emerging from the New Castle County Board of Elections in Wilmington with his wife, Jill Biden. The campaign said he had used a provision that allows voters to make appointments to cast their ballots early.

Jill Biden wore black boots with the word “VOTE” on the back in silver letters.

Biden said his message to Delaware voters is, “Vote, vote, vote.”

“I like Coons the best. He’s a great, great senator,” he added.

Asked if he has confidence that all votes will be counted in November, Biden replied, “I have confidence that Trump will try to not have that happen, but I’m confident the American public is going to insist on it.”

Asked why he had chosen to vote early, Biden said, “Because I’m going to be in — where am I tomorrow?”

Aides and his wife shouted, “Florida.”

“I’m traveling tomorrow,” the Democratic nominee added.

By Matt Viser and John Wagner

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