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Joe Biden is the first in US history to get 80 million votes in the presidential election
25 November 2020, 10:34
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Joe Biden is the first in US history to get 80 million votes in the presidential election
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Democrat Joe Biden won 80 million votes for the first time in American presidential election history. 80,013,916 people voted for him.

This is evidenced by the calculations of the NBC channel.

According to this data, Biden's rival, Republican Donald Trump, received 73,882,361. The other candidates received 2,867,746 votes combined.

Analysts from the sociological firm Cook Political Report indicate that Biden received 80,033,996 votes, while Trump received 73,878,907 votes.

According to Fox calculations, the Democrat fell short of 80 million, leaving him with a record 30,000 votes.

The difference in calculations is due to the fact that there is no single election commission in the country, and elections are held in separate constituencies. Results are calculated at the county and state levels, respectively.

At the same time, it can be noted that the record number of votes cast for Democrat Biden reflects both an increase in voter turnout and an overall growth in population and number of voters. In terms of the number of votes, Trump substantially surpassed his own result in the 2016 election.

Let us recall that in the United States, voters have a symbolic meaning, and elections are determined by the number of state electors. The winner in a particular state takes all the electors from that state. According to preliminary data, Biden won not because he received six million more votes, but because he won by a small margin in the key states, where the largest number of electors: Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan.

The day before, it was reported that Trump had ordered the General Services Administration (GSA) to "do whatever it takes" according to the "initial protocols" for the transfer of power to Joe Biden. Earlier, GSA recognized Biden as the winner and announced its readiness to begin the transfer of power. Trump allowed the start of formal procedures, but refused to admit defeat in the election. At the headquarters of his opponent Biden, they are sure that this issue has already been resolved.