Joe Biden sets record with 70 million votes, breaks Obama’s 2008 count

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Even as counting in the 2020 US election continues, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has already secured more votes than any other presidential candidate in US history, said a report.

Joe Biden sets record

Joe Biden has already secured over 70 million votes, which is a record in the US election history. (Reuters)

Even as counting in the 2020 US election continues, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has already secured more votes than any other presidential candidate in US history, said a report. Joe Biden has even overtaken Barack Obama’s record with over 70 million votes and counting.

As of November 4 (local time), Joe Biden had got over 70.7 million votes, more than any presidential candidate in the United States, the National Public Radio (NPR) reported. Follow live updates on US election results

Obama had set the previous record in 2008 with 69 million votes. Joe Biden has already won over 300,000 more votes than what Obama got in 2008. Biden surpassed the popular vote record of 69,498,516 set by Obama.

Joe 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.

(With inputs from PTI)

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