The Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, has already collected more votes than Barack Obama won in the 2008 elections, in which he obtained his first electoral victory, thus surpassing the record established by this.
According to the account provided by Fox News, Biden has so far garnered more than 69.77 million votes, compared to the 69.49 obtained by Obama in his first elections, in which he won the Republican John McCain, who obtained 59.94 million votes.
In the opinion of Nate Silver, director of the portal Five Thirty Eight, specialized in electoral matters, it is very Biden is likely to end up getting “around $ 80 million “If the total turnout is about 155 million – about 101 million people voted by mail or early.
In turn, Trump, who according to Fox News now has 67.16 million votes, could end up with “between 73 and 75 million,” Silver wrote on his Twitter. Thus, the expert influences, both would end up beating Obama’s record.
However, being the most voted candidate does not mean being elected president, since in the United States what citizens vote is their representatives in the Electoral College, which is the one that finally elects the country’s president.
In American historythere have been five candidates who have reached the White House without having won the popular vote. The last of them has been Trump himself. In 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton got almost 2.9 million more votes than the Republican, but he exceeded the 270 delegates needed in the Electoral College.