The Biden/Harris presidential ticket became the first in history to receive 80 million votes.
According to Cook Political Report, the Biden/Harris ticket received 80,039,045 votes, that’s roughly 51 percent of the popular vote, while the Trump/Pence ticket received 73,880,142 or 47.1 percent of the popular vote share.
Record turnout in the middle of a pandemic also helped Donald Trump to set a record of his own–he received the most votes for a losing candidate.
Prior to the 2020 elections no presidential ticket ever broke 70 million votes. The record was the 69.4 million received by President Barack Obama in 2008.
Biden is expected to take 306 electoral votes, to Trump’s 232, according to projects from multiple media outlets.