Votes still being counted,but already Biden’s 4,118,686 vote lead is bigger than either Bush win, near Obama re-elect:

1980: 8,423,115
1984: 16,878,120
1988: 7,977,523
1992: 5,805,339
1996: 8,203,716
2000: -543,895
2004: 3,012,166
2008: 9,550,193
2012: 4,982,291
2016: -2,868,686
This number could go up significantly as votes keep being counted in spots like California & New York. But either way, shows how minute differences in some states—cumulatively, a shift of under 300,000 votes would radically change what the Electoral College looked like either way
Biden’s current popular vote lead is bigger than the populations of 21 states, or of the approximate populations of Rhode Island, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming combined.
Of course, all of these numbers are in context of the highest turnout election ever, with millions more votes overall. He did not outpace Obama, and though he did not outpace Bill Clinton in margin, he is over 50%, which Clinton didn’t hit either time (because of Perot).
Also: the last Republican to have a large margin of popular vote than Biden was — George H.W. Bush, 32 years ago
Another way to look at this: Republicans won the popular vote in a presidential election only one time since 1988. That year, The Cosby Show was the top rated show on television and George Micheal’s “Faith” was the #1 song.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Edward-Isaac Dovere

Edward-Isaac Dovere Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @IsaacDovere

7 Nov
Biden and Harris were laughing together as they walked up to the stage.

“The numbers tell a clear and convincing story: we’re going to win this race,” Biden says. Image
“voters chose change, over more of the same,” Biden says. “The people spoke. And they spoke loudly for our ticket.”

Biden points out he and Harris are already at work on the pandemic response.

Notable amid all this: all the reporting is of Trump watching TV, not much else. Image
Trump is still fighting the election. Biden is talking about moving past the election.

“we don’t have any more time to waste on partisan warfare,” Biden says.

This is both true to form for Biden—and politically strategic.
Read 4 tweets
5 Nov
"our data shows that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States," argues Biden campaign manager @jomalleydillon. Seeing "the same data and knows he is losing" Trump "continues to push a flailing strategy designed to keep people's votes from being counted"
.@jomalleydillon is predicting that there may be some fluctuations as the votes come in for Nevada, depending on which county comes in when during the day, but that by the end of the day, the count will be done there and Biden will win
A similar prediction for Arizona fluctuations over the day as with Nevada: "the story of Arizona is one where Joe Biden is going to win, but it's going to take time"
Read 4 tweets
4 Nov
Biden campaign manager @jomalleydillon says Biden is "on track" to win today and "will be the next president of the United States."
Biden campaign manager is projecting wins in Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania. Calls Georgia "currently a toss-up." North Carolina "probably leaning towards Trump" but "going to do down to the wire."

"We think that this is already a foregone conclusion."
Biden campaign lawyer Bob Bauer predicts that if Trump does try to get to the Supreme Court to stop the count, he will be dealt "one of the most embarrassing defeats a president has ever suffered in the highest court of the land”
Read 6 tweets
4 Nov
It’s 2020 and the TV stations are showing 20 minutes+ footage of an empty Trump podium
The question of whether TV stations would take Trump live even if he said things that aren’t true has been settled. He was making false claims of “disenfranchisement” by his second sentence.
And now the president is claiming that he won the election, just like he said he would, and it’s being carried on live TV, even though as of now, it is a lie.
Read 6 tweets
2 Nov
Marco Rubio 2016: “People around the world are watching this debate and this campaign and wondering what’s happening here, because the things [Trump] says are nonsensical.”

Marco Rubio 2020:
Rubio went on to warn in 2016 of Republicans supporting Trump: “These are people that – whether it’s now or five years from now or two years from now or six months from now – are going to be explaining for a long time how they fell into this.”
Rubio also said of Trump in 2016: "This is not about political correctness. This is about rules of civility and the way a society talks to each other."
Read 6 tweets
2 Nov
It’s the day before the election and I will be the print pool reporter as Biden campaigns in Ohio & Pennsylvania. Follow along for what will either be the day before he wins or the day before he loses or the day before an extended count. He just got on his plane to Cleveland: Image
As he exited his car to get on the plane, Biden held up his index finger and said, “one more day.”
Biden has landed in Cleveland, where he’ll be addressing a drive in rally at a hangar at the airport: Image
Read 10 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!