- Mar 18, 2017
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Map of states won by Trump (red) and Biden (blue) at 03.00 New York time on Wednesday 11 November, 2020. Source: Associated Press.
76,983,892 Americans who voted for Joe Biden as the 46th president have had their votes counted by early Wednesday US time, compared with just 71,915,939 for Donald Trump. That is a lead in the popular vote of more than five million. This is now a certified shellacking.
Several million more votes are yet to be added with just 69 per cent of votes tallied so far in Alaska, only 80 per cent in New York, 87 per cent in New Jersey and 92 per cent in California.
Steadily over the days since last week’s vote, Biden’s lead has increased. This is not a close election. Frustratingly slow, yes. But close, no.
Psephologists classify defeats by the following margins with these technical terms:
By 2 million votes: butt kicking
By 3 million votes: drubbing
By 4 million votes: spanking
By 5 million votes: shellacking
By 7 million votes: hoomiliation
By 10 million votes: niliation
(And if they don’t, they should.)
Biden’s winning margin now beats those of Al Gore in 2000, George W Bush in 2004, Barrack Obama in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
It is still well behind Obama’s margin of 9,550,193 in 2008 and Bill Clinton’s 8,203,716 in 1996. But gaining.
Late global news
Trump’s level of defeat is being reported in France as ‘la ruine bleue’, in Germany as ‘ein katastrophe’, in Spain as ‘un colapso’, in Italy as ‘la devastazione’, in China as 崩溃, in Romania as ‘crăpătură’ and in Botswana as ‘tötta-lifugt’.
Figures quoted here are from Associated Press, taken at about 03.00 New York time on Wednesday 11th November, 2020. The count continues.
76,983,892 Americans who voted for Joe Biden as the 46th president have had their votes counted by early Wednesday US time, compared with just 71,915,939 for Donald Trump. That is a lead in the popular vote of more than five million. This is now a...