Is Joe Biden more popular than Barack Obama? Internet brands record-breaking votes ‘biggest political scandal’

As per reports by 2.30 pm ET, Biden had received over 70.8 million votes, as per election results data compiled by Decision Desk HQ


                            Is Joe Biden more popular than Barack Obama? Internet brands record-breaking votes ‘biggest political scandal’
Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Getty Images)

Just a few hours before the oldest democracy in the world decides its president in the 2020 White House race, Democratic challenger Joe Biden has made history. He broke the record for the most votes won by any presidential nominee in United States’ history. The former vice-president beat leading and popular contenders in the presidential race like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama from Democrats and present Republican candidate Donald Trump.

As per reports by 2.30 pm ET, Biden had received over 70.8 million votes, as per election results data compiled by Decision Desk HQ. The votes are still counting and the number he would amass by the end of the tally shall exceed even more. Biden has smashed Obama's 2008 record when the former president won 69,456,897 votes. If Biden continues to move forward with this pace, it could be the second time for Trump to lose the popular vote. The first was when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton moved ahead of Trump by nearly 3 million votes in the 2016 elections.

Biden’s tally shall rise

In the 2020 presidential elections, some states are being considered as key battleground areas that can decide who wins the election race. This includes Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Ohio. Biden won the swing states of Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin while Trump won in Florida, Texas and Ohio. Biden's tally marks half the votes (50%) counted in the race so far, which is ahead of Trump's 48%. Biden’s numbers are going to rise once he wins battleground states like Pennsylvania that is a key deciding factor. Pollsters have already predicted that Biden would gain more votes than Trump. Currently, Biden is leading Trump with about 3 million votes.The final results of the presidential election remain unknown as neither candidate has reached the 270 electoral votes needed for a complete victory.

Now as Biden has won the historical popular vote, the Internet has poured in their reactions. While some call it a huge victory for Biden others slammed such claims and call it “scandal”. A user wrote, "Good news: Biden will receive more votes than any other presidential candidate in US history Not so good news: By the time this is over, Trump will have received the second highest number of votes of any candidate in US presidential election history Yes, that Donald Trump."

Another said, “Biden is winning more votes than any other candidate in US history - even with relentless GOP voter suppression tactics. That's called a majority.” Yet another user commented: “So, Biden is on the way to retaking the "Blue Wall," flipping multiple red states (AZ & GA) and recording the highest vote total in US history.” One tweet read: “The fact that every state that paused the voting were being won by Trump and slowly throughout the entire day have moved to Biden in an unbelievable fashion is not a coincidence!! There are NO coincidences. Biggest political scandal in US history.” Another concurred, “Correction: Biden stole more votes than any other candidate in US history.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

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