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Trump’s Popular Vote Tops Obama’s Record-Setting Performance in 2008

By Craig Bannister | November 6, 2020 | 2:45pm EST
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President Donald Trump has now garnered a higher popular vote total than President Barack Obama did when he set the record in 2008.

In 2008, Obama won 69,498,516 votes, according the Federal Election Commission.

As of Thursday morning, Trump had already exceeded that number, racking up 69,538,777 votes, Newsweek reported Friday, noting that Democrat Joe Biden appears to have won even more votes than Trump:

Donald Trump has beaten Barack Obama's popular vote record set 12 years ago to win more votes than any presidential candidate in U.S. history, except for Joe Biden.

The president has picked up 69,538,777 votes at the time of reporting, according to the Associated Press, surpassing Obama's 69,498,516 votes in 2008. But Biden has managed to record even more, with a record-breaking 73,303,957 tallied for the former vice president as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The president has picked up 69,538,777 votes at the time of reporting, according to the Associated Press, surpassing Obama's 69,498,516 votes in 2008. But Biden has managed to record even more, with a record-breaking 73,303,957 tallied for the former vice president as of 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

As vote-counting continues well beyond Tuesday’s Election Day, legal battles have begun as votes are disputed in several states amid claims of voter fraud, Constitutional violations and procedural missteps.

In the battleground state of Florida, Maricopa County voters have filed a lawsuit alleging their ballots were rejected because of an issue with the Sharpie pens they were provided.

Constitutional scholar and nationally-syndicated radio host Mark Levin is arguing that in Pennsylvania, another battleground state, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, violated Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution by illegally changing the state’s election laws.

Meanwhile, Trump and his legal team are claiming that the president is a victim of voter fraud – and that they are prepared to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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