Biden breaks Obama’s record for most votes received by a presidential candidate

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wave to the crowd at the end of a drive-in campaign rally at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wave to the crowd at the end of a drive-in campaign rally at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Photo credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden broke a record Wednesday for receiving the most votes in a presidential election.

Biden had 69,742,977 votes in the 2020 Election as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, with votes continuing to roll in across several battleground states, according to the New York Times.

That means Biden surpassed the record 69,498,516 votes cast for former President Barack Obama in 2008.

President Trump had 66,798,314 votes as of 1:30 p.m., meaning he too could pass Obama’s record when the counting is over.

Millions of votes were still uncounted Wednesday in a presidential election that saw many ballots cast early or by mail amid the pandemic.

Biden's popular vote record does not mean he has won the election since the winner of the race is determined by the Electoral College. Both Biden and Trump remained below the threshold of 270 electoral votes as of Wednesday afternoon.