Mayor Walsh Urges Patience While Votes Are Counted

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As votes continue to be counted, many Americans may be feeling anxious about the Presidential race. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he's not one of them.

"I feel good today. I feel really good today," Mayor Walsh said Wednesday. "We have to be patient, and we have to respect the democratic process. We have to respect the fact that people took time and care to vote, and we have to let the election workers do their job and count these votes all across election departments in this country."

According to the AP, Massachusetts was called for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden shortly after polls closed Tuesday night. By mid-afternoon Wednesday, Biden was ahead nationally with 248 electoral votes to Trump's 214.

Businesses in downtown Boston have been boarding up windows for the expected protests after the presidential election is called. Walsh said he doesn't have any concerns about violence in Boston following the final outcome of the election, because the community has demonstrated it can protest peacefully. But he said the results of the election so far are very telling.

"It just shows you how divided our country is," Walsh said. "After this election, regardless of who wins, we have work to do."

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville reports:

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