Biden’s popular vote win over Trump tops 7 million

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles during an primary night rally in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, US, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo: Bloomberg)

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the United States election wasn’t the runaway that many thought the Electoral College would be but the popular vote says otherwise.

Biden’s victory in the popular vote is now more than seven million votes and could continue to increase as several states continue their counting process from the November 3 polls.

US President Donald Trump pats down his hair as he speaks during the Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing on COVID-19 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on March 30, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Biden’s victory is the second largest in two decades, and sees the Democrat polling 81.2 million votes to President Donald Trump’s 74.2 million, the second highest number of votes ever tallied.

For reference, Biden’s lead is more than twice Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Trump in the 2016 elections.

Biden won 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232. Two hundred and seventy Electoral College votes are required to elect a US president.