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Watch Live: In Evening Speech, Biden to Urge Americans to 'Turn the Page'

President-elect Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up in Philadelphia on Saturday.
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President-elect Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up in Philadelphia on Saturday.

On the day electors around the country vote to reaffirm his victory, President-elect Joe Biden will call for unity and healing, according to excerpts of his speech released by the Biden-Harris transition team.

He's also set to deliver a rebuke to President Trump, who continues to unsuccessfully challenge the results. "In America, politicians don't take power — the people grant it to them," Biden plans to say.

"The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago. And we now know that nothing — not even a pandemic — or an abuse of power — can extinguish that flame."

The speech is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch his remarks live here.

Per the excerpts, Biden will also call on Americans to "turn the page" and focus on the "urgent work" of controlling the coronavirus pandemic and recovering the economy.

On Monday, the U.S. hit a record of 300,000 deaths from COVID-19.

"As I said through this campaign, I will be a president for all Americans," Biden is expected to say, "I will work just as hard for those of you who didn't vote for me, as I will for those who did."

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