The massive turnout has resulted in Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning more votes for president than any other candidate in US history. So far, 70 million have been counted, which broke Barack Obama's record in the 2008 referendum.
The former vice president received more than 70,470,044 votes at 3:20 p.m. EST on Wednesday, surpassing Obama's 69.5 million vote.
Trump is also making great strides with more than 67 million votes counted, beating his 2016 referendum of 62.9 million compared to Hillary Clinton's 65.8 million.
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver predicts that with a turnout of around 80 million votes, Biden will get around 52 percent of the vote, with Trump forecasting 73 to 75 million votes.
Joe Biden garnered more than 70 million votes on Wednesday afternoon, surpassing Obama's record of 69.5 million votes in 2008. Trump is making great strides with more than 67 million votes counted, surpassing his 2016 referendum of 62.9 million
Biden now has more votes for president than any other candidate in US election history. Biden introduced himself early Wednesday morning on his election night
Trump, along with Biden, is also expected to break records and get the two best votes in US history
He said both candidates are likely to get the top two votes in US history, with both topping Obama in 2008.
The 2020 presidential election is expected to have the highest turnout since 1908, when 65 percent of eligible Americans voted.
So far, the country is well on its way to garnering 160 million votes this year, which translates into an eligible voter turnout of around 67 percent.
On Wednesday, Biden's campaign manager announced that he would be elected the next president after taking the lead in several major swing states.
"I want to share with all of you that Joe Biden is on track to win this election and he will be the next President of the United States," said Jen O & # 39; Malley Dillon during a briefing with reporters on Wednesday no clear winner after the intense election night on Tuesday.
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver predicts that with a turnout of around 80 million votes, Biden will get around 52 percent of the population's vote. Trump predicts 73 to 75 million votes
Back in 2008, Obama made history by having the highest number of votes in the population in a US presidential election with 69.5 million votes
“We believe that we are on a clear path to victory this afternoon. We expect the vice president to take a leadership role in states where he has over 270 votes, ”she said.
It targeted Trump, who called for ballot papers to stop being counted, although postal ballot papers are still counted across the country as many voters have chosen to send in their ballots due to the pandemic.
STATES ARE STILL COUNTED
Michigan – 99% coverage
Biden – 49.59%
Trump – 48.88%
Georgia – reporting over 94%
Nevada – 67% coverage
North Carolina – coverage 94%
Pennsylvania – 64% coverage
"Let's be very clear: if Donald Trump had his wish and we stopped counting ballots now, Vice President Joe Biden would be the next President of the United States," said O & # 39; Malley Dillon.
The briefing came after the Trump campaign made a similar claim.
"If we count all legal ballots, the president wins," said Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.
As of Wednesday, Biden was nearing election victory after winning the state of Wisconsin and a head start in Michigan with just one percent of the vote. This has prompted President Trump to instigate electoral fraud, demand recounts, and even file lawsuits in an attempt to prevent votes from being counted.
Biden won Wisconsin with 20,000 votes. The only votes that have not yet been counted come from a small town of 300 people, state Electoral Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe said Wednesday afternoon, giving him a 0.6% win over Trump with 1.63 million votes 1.609 million.
Wisconsin gives Biden an additional 10 votes for the electoral college and Michigan, which is also targeted, would bring him an additional 16.
If he wins Michigan today and Nevada tomorrow – as the Democrats have done in every presidential election since 2004, albeit by a small margin – he will have the 270 electoral college votes he needs to claim the White House.
If he wins Michigan today and either North Carolina or Georgia today, then he won too.
Biden leads Michigan with 37,000 votes, but there is still 55,000 votes to count, which means that despite 99 percent of the vote, there's still a lot going on.
Trump leads by around 70,000 votes in Georgia, where 250,000 votes remain to be counted, and 76,000 votes in North Carolina, 348,000 more votes to be counted, but even if he wins all three he won't have enough to claim one cleaner Victory.
The president also wins by 9.3% – nearly 400,000 votes – in Pennsylvania, where a result is not expected until Friday and where more than 2 million votes are not counted.