Biden Nets Most Votes of Any Presidential Candidate in History

Democratic presidential candidate, and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall on June 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, contrasting his leadership style with that of US President Donald Trump, and calling George Floyds death a wake-up call for our nation. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Vice President Joe Biden has surpassed former President Barack Obama’s 2008 record of receiving 69.4 million ballots, NBC News reports.

More than 70 million votes have been cast for Biden so far, according to an Associated Press tally of votes.

According to the outlet, President Donald Trump is also on pace to pass Obama’s 2008 total. But he isn’t expected to receive more votes than Biden, according to NBC’s election projection. Trump has received about 67.3 million votes so far.

Over 100 million votes were cast ahead of Election Day, with many states reporting historic voter turnout. 

Via Newsmax