Fact Check: Addressing Claims That Joe Biden’s Vote Total Is Suspicious
A widely shared Instagram post is circulating a tweet from Eric Trump that questions the validity of President-elect Joe Biden’s vote total.
Biden received more than 80 million votes in the 2020 presidential election, surpassing Barack Obama’s 2008 popular vote record of 69,498,516 votes. In 2012, Obama received 62,611, 250 votes.
There are several explanations as to why Biden could have gotten more votes than Obama in 2012, including high turnout, voter enthusiasm, and population growth.