US Election Results: BIG ACHIEVEMENT! Joe Biden SHATTERS RECORD of Barack Obama - Here are details
US Election Results: It's a big achievement for Democratic nominee Joe Biden!
It's a big achievement for Democratic nominee Joe Biden as he has won more votes than any other presidential candidate in the US history, shattering a record set by former President Barack Obama, according to a media report. As of November 4, Biden had got over 70.7 million votes, more than anyone who has ever run for president, the National Public Radio (NPR) reported, as per a PTI report.
This count includes 300,000 more votes than what Obama got in 2008, which was the previous record. Biden surpassed the popular vote record of 69,498,516 set by Obama in 2008.
Biden, in a tight electoral vote fight to the White House against incumbent President Donald Trump, is 2.7 million votes ahead of the Republican leader in the popular vote. His lead is growing as counting picks pace in key battleground states.
NPR said millions of votes are still being tabulated across the country, including in California, which has reported 64 per cent of the votes counted.
Trump was also nearing Obama's record with 67.32 million votes as of Wednesday. Given that over 100 million votes were received through early voting and mail-in ballots, NBC News reported that there were at least 23 million votes still to be tallied, giving Biden an opportunity to further increase his vote tally.
Meahwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris of Indian origin inched closer to the magic figure of 270 Electoral College votes, even as incumbent Republican President Donald Trump moved ahead with his plan to mount a massive legal battle.
The counting of votes in the crucial US presidential election began on Tuesday night. The next occupant to the White House needs to win 270 of the 538 electoral college votes.
Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden has staked his claim to the US presidency claiming that he has the electoral college votes for a victory, declaring, "We the people will not surrender."
At last count, Biden is at 264 and Trump at 214.
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