President Donald Trump continued to push baseless election fraud claims on Twitter this morning, this time claiming that there’s “NO WAY” President-elect Joe Biden, whose transition this week the president lastly allowed to proceed, obtained greater than 80 million votes.
“This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION,” the president wrote. His declare was quickly flagged beneath Twitter’s civic integrity coverage, which bars people on the platform from disseminating disinformation about elections.
Simply noticed the vote tabulations. There may be NO WAY Biden acquired 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2020
Biden received the favored vote by a substantial margin. He obtained 80,063,589 votes, the very best variety of votes obtained by a presidential candidate within the historical past of the US. Trump obtained 73,904,195 votes, essentially the most obtained by a sitting president.
Trump has lengthy described his first election win as a “landslide,” however has failed to notice that Biden defeated him by the identical electoral margin Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by in 2016. However even that’s deceptive.
Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight “discovered that the proportion of electoral vote received by Trump — 56.9 % — was effectively under the historic common, 70.9 %,” in response to a Factcheck.org investigation performed in 2016.
Factcheck.org continued, noting that “Silver discovered that Trump’s share of electoral votes ranked forty fourth out of 54 elections going again to 1804. Earlier than that, he famous, “presidential electors forged two votes every, making it arduous to check them to present-day elections.”