In 2008, Barack Obama broke the racial barrier to become the first black president of the United State of America. That same year, he won the election by a record number. President Barack Obama recorded 69 69,498,516 votes12 years ago and his running mate was Joe Biden. Biden is now running for office and he also put up great voting turnouts this time around.
Fast forward to 2020, Joe Biden broke that record with 72 million votes for him and we are still counting as of today since the key swing states numbers are still pending.
Biden spoke at an afternoon press conference with his running mate, Kamala Harris.
“Yesterday once again proved that democracy is the heartbeat of this nation, just as it has been the heartbeat of this nation for two centuries. Even in the face of the pandemic, more Americans voted in this election than ever before in American history. Over 150 million people cast their votes. I think that’s just extraordinary.”
I will govern as an American president,” Biden continued. “There will be no red states and blue states when we win. Just the United States of America.”
BREAKING: Joe Biden has surpassed Barack Obama’s 2008 popular vote total, breaking the record for most votes ever received by a candidate at a US Presidential Election.— US Politics Polls (@USPoliticsPoll) November 4, 2020