November 11, 2020

DOUBLING DOWN:

Biden's Popular-Vote Win Is Beginning to Look More Impressive (Ed Kilgore, 11/11/20, New York)

As votes continue to trickle in, Joe Biden's national popular vote lead over Donald Trump, and his percentage of the total vote, is beginning to look pretty impressive despite how close the Electoral College vote has remained, -- and also despite Trump's increasingly empty claims that he somehow actually won. Biden currently leads Trump by over five million votes, or by 3.4 percent of the total. Both numbers are certain to go higher. His popular vote percentage lead is already higher than that of the popular vote winner in 2016, 2004, 2000, 1976, 1968 and 1960. And with the exception of the two earlier Democratic tickets on which Biden appeared (2008 and 2012), the 50.8 percent of the national popular vote the Biden-Harris ticket has won is higher than that of any Democratic ticket since 1964. And that total could soon eclipse the 51.1 percent Obama and Biden received in 2012.

Even House Democrats outpolled Donald by over one million votes.

Posted by at November 11, 2020 1:30 PM

  

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