President-elect Joe Biden surpassed 80 million votes, the most votes a candidate has received in U.S. history. He exceeded President Barack Obama’s record by more than 10 million votes, when the former president won the 2008 election with more than 70 million votes. Neither Obama in 2012, nor President Donald Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, broke this number. Trump also broke Obama’s 2008 record by surpassing 73 million votes this election, but still fell short of Biden. President-elect Joe Biden continues to rack up the most votes won by any presidential candidate in US history. At least 80 million people ticked the Democratic box in the 2020 presidential election as of Wednesday afternoon. The figure is only expected to increase while election officials continue counting votes across the country. Biden breaks the record held by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, who secured 69.5 million votes in 2008, with Biden on the ticket as his running mate. The president-elect surpassed that number only a day after the election.