When it comes to the 2020 presidential election vs. the 2016 presidential election, President Trump received more votes this year. On the other hand, Joe Biden also surpassed the 2016 vote total for Hillary Clinton.
Fox News explained that this is the result of a surge in voter turnout as compared to 2016, even though this year’s election coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic, which took the lives of more than 232,000 Americans.
Trump got approximately 63 million votes in 2016. In 2020, he has received the votes of more than 67 million Americans as the votes are still being counted. Meanwhile, Biden received votes from more than 69.5 million Americans so far. Hillary Clinton got less than 66 million in 2016.
However, these raw vote totals are irrelevant as the Electoral College is the one that decides who will be the next president.
According to Fox News, both campaigns are confident in their paths to 270 electoral votes.
A Premature Declaration of Victory?
— The Hill (@thehill) November 4, 2020
The Hill reported that on early Wednesday, President Trump prematurely declared victory – claiming that he had won states such as Georgia, North Carolina, and Michigan even though there are tens of thousands of ballots still outstanding.
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump said.
“This is a very big moment. This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. It’s a very sad moment,” Trump added.
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