Now, to be clear, a 306-232 margin in the Electoral College isn't a landslide -- it wasn't when Trump landed it in 2016, and it isn't now that Biden racked it up in 2020.

Both of them, in fact, are in the bottom fifth of EC margins all time. See here:…
That said, Trumpworld has spent the past four years insisting that a 306-232 margin -- actually 304-227 after the EC voted for real -- definitely WAS a landslide, so it's pretty funny that they're on the other end of this.
Now, it is notable that Biden got more than 300 EC votes in a contest against a sitting president running for re-election, as that's only happened a few times before:

But ultimately, the measure of this win will be reflected in the popular vote margin, where Biden really is on pace to set some records:

But circling back to the Electoral College -- the fact that Trump and Biden hit that same total, with one *losing* the popular vote by nearly 3 million and the other on pace to *win* the popular vote by 6-7 million is pretty staggering and a sign of just how bizarre the EC is.

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Portraying those seats as the key to the GOP checking the power of a Democratic White House is an obvious strategy they'll use there.
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The guy who was originally turned down for DNI because he lied about his resume is here to warn about disinformation.
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