Joe Biden’s Vote Total Passes 80M, Trump 6M Behind

The Washington Post reports:

Biden’s vote total crossed 80 million Tuesday, by far the most votes received by a presidential nominee, crushing the record set the last time he was at the top of the ticket as Barack Obama’s running mate.

Obama won in 2008 with nearly 70 million votes, a record that he didn’t beat in 2012, when he won by just under 66 million votes. Four years later, Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton also didn’t surpass Obama’s 2008 total, winning 63 million and 66 million votes respectively.

Trump, despite losing this year, also eclipsed Obama, winning almost 74 million votes. That the losing candidate would also break the record is a testament to how many more Americans participated in the 2020 election.