The US 2020 presidential election ballot count has shown that President-elect, Joe Biden’s total tally of votes has surpassed 80 million, a rare feat, making him the first-ever presidential candidate in United States history to achieve such a groundbreaking figure.
Biden is the first presidential challenger to capture more than 50% of the popular vote while running against an incumbent, the last time this happened was in 1932 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover .
A total of 80,033,996 ballots have been cast for Biden, according to Cook Political Report data.
The vote-tracking count from the Cook Political Report reported Mr. Biden has so far received roughly 51 percent of the national popular vote while President Donald Trump got 47.1 percent.
Trump’s vote total of 73,878,907 is the most ever for a Republican candidate, as well as the most ever for a presidential loser.
The previous all-time record of 69,498,516 was set by Barack Obama with now President-elect Biden as his running mate in 2008.
More than 156 million people voted in the 2020 election, a turnout of more than 66 percent.
So far, President Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat but instead has maintained that the election was rigged, this informed his series of litigation in several states which have yielded no positive outcome.
As pressure continued to mount, Mr Trump said that “in the best interest” of the country, he recommends that Ms. Murphy “ director of the General Services Administration, (GSA) and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same”.