President-elect Joe Biden has been the first presidential candidate to win over 80 million votes in US history. Election officials are still counting votes and the number is expected to increase.
President-elect Joe Biden proceeds to rack up the most votes received in US history by any candidate. In the 2020 presidential race, Biden won more than 80 million votes as of Wednesday at 4 p.m. Election officials are already counting ballots and it is anticipated that the number will rise.
CNN estimates that the Democratic nominee has 80,026,717 votes as of this writing on November 25, while President Donald Trump of the Republican Party is trailing behind with 73,890,300 votes.
Despite his projected defeat, this means that after the historic voter turnout for the 2020 election, Trump has secured the second-highest number of popular votes in American history.
Moreover in order to win the White House, Biden won 306 electoral votes and Trump had 232, with 270 electoral votes needed for a nominee.
As a consequence of the continuing pandemic, a record number of Americans still opted to vote by mail, which led to observers believing that the voter count would continue even after Election Day.
News of Biden's record number of votes comes after he and his team were granted approval on Tuesday (November 23) by General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy to launch the transition into power.
...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
"I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same," Trump tweeted shortly after GSA released its letter to the Biden team.
Nevertheless on Tuesday, November 24, amid the transition of power beginning, Trump tweeted to say that he will never concede to fake ballots & 'Dominion'"
What does GSA being allowed to preliminarily work with the Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history? We are moving full speed ahead. Will never concede to fake ballots & “Dominion”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2020
Now that the GSA has recognised Biden's win, his party will have access to more than $7 million in support before the transition of power in January and make contact with counterparts with every federal department.
Denis McDonough, the last Chief of Staff of President Barack Obama, said Biden's team can now also access classified documents, including the Presidential Daily Brief.
He told ABC News ahead of the GSA's announcement Monday afternoon: "It's surely consistent with the spirit and the tradition and the practice of transitions, to make sure that the incoming team is fully briefed on a range of things they're going to confront."
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