Biden-Harris become first ticket to surpass 80 million total votes


WASHINGTON (KMOX) - The history-making 2020 election continues to amaze us as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received more votes than any other presidential ticket in U.S. history. They're now the first to surpass 80,000,000 total votes.

According to the Cook Political Report, a non-partisan organization, the Biden-Harris ticket surpassed 80 million votes – 80,086,825 total votes as of Wednesday morning. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have received 73,902,604 votes.

Both campaigns have topped the previous record held by Barack Obama who got nearly 70 million votes in 2008.

According to projections by The Associated Press, Biden is expected to take 306 electoral votes and Trump will have 232. Trump has refused to concede the election, and his campaign continues to pursue legal challenges to the vote in some states.

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