In 2008, Barack Obama won 69,498,516 votes in the US presidential election, the highest ever.
Now, Mr. Obama’s former vice president, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has surpassed this record with a record 70,470,207 votes (50.3%) in the 2020 election.
Biden is currently leading a referendum on President Donald Trump. As of Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump has collected 67,280,936 votes (48.0%).
The winner has not yet been announced in the presidential election on Tuesday. But the Democratic candidate Joe Biden has reached a milestone: He has the largest number of votes for the presidency of the United States in history.
So far, Biden has won more than 71 million votes, breaking the record previously set by President Barack Obama. President Obama won approximately 69.5 million votes in 2008. As of Wednesday night, these 71 million votes have earned Biden 50% of the popular vote, and President Trump has 48%.
However, millions of votes have not yet counted. These two candidates are likely to break the record set by Obama in the game against Senator John McCain. It is largely due to The turnout of early voters has recorded during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 general election will have a record high turnout, with at least 159.8 million Americans voting. According to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). This is the highest turnout rate among qualified voters since 1900. This spurred the votes of the two candidates. As of Wednesday night, President Trump had received approximately 68.1 million votes.
Both parties will definitely analyze the meaning of Tuesday’s results in the next few days and weeks, but one thing is clear. Even in the pandemic, American voters have expressed their voices in unprecedented numbers.
Biden paid tribute to this fact in a speech to the American people on Wednesday.
He said: “Yesterday once again proved that democracy is the heartbeat of this nation.”
“Here the people rule. Power can’t be taken or asserted. It flows from the people, and it is their will that determines who will be the president of the United States and their will alone.”
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