Donald Trump bids farewell by breaking the 128-year record even after losing the US presidential election. He is the President of the United States that the public has defeated for the second time in a popular vote. A similar incident happened to Benjamin Harrison before Trump. Benjamin, a Republican candidate, was elected President of the United States despite his defeat in a popular vote in the 1888 election. He also contested the 1892 presidential election, but suffered defeat at the hands of Grover Clavlend in a popular vote.
Democrats have won the popular vote 7 times in 8 elections
In the 2020 US presidential election, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in terms of popular vote. Seven times (1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2016), the Democratic Party candidate has won the popular vote in the last 8 US presidential elections. When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016, his rival Hillary Clinton also received more votes than Trump.
How many popular votes did Joe Biden get?
Joe Biden made history in terms of popular votes in the US presidential election. According to American media, he received more than 75 million popular votes. That’s over 50% of the total American vote. Biden is said to have broken the record of his predecessor and former President Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, Obama received 69,498,516 popular votes against John McCain.
Donald Trump still hasn’t given up, said – got 7.1 million valid votes, won
Although he lost in the popular vote, he became US president
Although he has lost the popular vote several times due to the degradation of the electoral system in the United States, the candidate remains president. John Quancy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Harrison in 1876, George W. Bush in 2000, and Donald Trump in 2016 were elected President of America despite the loss of the popular vote.
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Donald Trump did not give up
Current President Donald Trump has yet to give up. After nearly 5 hours of silence on the announcement of Biden’s victory, Donald Trump tweeted and claimed to have won. He alleged large-scale fraud in the electoral process. Trump tweeted: ‘Supervisors are not allowed to enter the counting room. I won this election and have 710 million valid votes. A lot of bad things happened during this whole process that observers were not allowed to see. This has never happened before.