Biden’s popular mandate

Not all the votes have been counted, but Joe Biden has already received more votes for president than any other candidate in American history. Here is Jeva Lange at Yahoo News:

Former Vice President Joe Biden has now received more votes for president than any other candidate in U.S. election history, officially surpassing former President Barack Obama’s 2008 popular vote numbers on Wednesday afternoon. Biden had 69,949,918 votes as of 2:30 p.m. ET with several states still tallying results, while Obama notched 69,498,516 total.

Read the entire piece here.

I join all of those anti-Trumpers who are bothered that the president won so many votes in this election. As Reed Hundt argued today in an interview with Joshua Cohen at Boston Review, democracy was on the ballot in this election. One candidate believes in democracy, the other wants to undermine it.

But once all the votes are tallied, we will have evidence to show that the American people sent a message to Donald Trump in this election. How high will Biden’s popular vote go? Five million? More?