Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. [ Joe Biden.Chip Somodevilla/Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/G]
For a winning presidential nominee, Biden has already set a record for the largest number of votes, and President Donald Trump has also notched a high-water mark for the most votes for a losing candidate. According to reports from The Associated Press and the U.S., turnout stands at 65 per cent of all registered voters, the highest since 1908, with more than 155 million ballots cast and California and New York still counting. Project on Elections.
The rising Biden count and his popular vote lead, nearly 6 million votes, come as Trump has increased his false insistence that he has actually won the election, and his campaign and supporters are stepping up their uphill legal challenge to block or postpone certified results, possibly nullifying Americans’ votes.
“It’s just a lot of noise going on, because Donald Trump is a bull who carries his own china shop with him,” said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University. “Once the noise recedes, it’s going to be clear that Biden won a very convincing victory.”
With 77,000 votes across three swing states, Trump sealed the victory, although Biden’s margin would be marginally smaller, around 45,000 votes across Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin.
While Biden’s margins in states like Arizona and Wisconsin seem small — between 12,000 and 20,000 votes — those races aren’t nearly narrow enough to be considered likely to flip through a recount or lawsuits. Recounts typically shift total votes by only a few hundred votes. In 2000, the Florida recount and legal battle for the White House were prompted by a 537-vote margin.
“If you’re talking about it being close enough to be within what those of us in the field call the margin of litigation, this is not within the margin of litigation,” Hasen said.
Obama’s reelection, which he won by almost the same margin as Biden now has, was the nearest comparison.
“Did anyone think 2012 was a narrow victory? No,” Naftali said
Michael McDonald, a professor from the University of Florida who monitors voting counts for the U.S., actually argued. The relatively narrow Biden wins in swing states tell a different story to the one the president is promoting, the Election Project.
“If there’s anything in the data here, it reveals how the system is stacked against the Democrats, not stacked against Trump,” McDonald said.
Source The Gazette Nigeria