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‘Does Anyone Believe It?’ Eric Trump Questions Biden’s Feat of Getting More Votes Than Obama in 2012


The Trump campaign earlier called out “irregularities” in the vote counting in several states that saw a late surge in ballots in favour of Biden and that suddenly turned blue after previously leaning red.

The son of the US president, Eric Trump, has called into question Joe Biden’s ability to amass 8.89 million more votes than his former running mate on the Democratic ticket, Barack Obama, in the 2012 election, citing the purported inability of the Democratic candidate to fill a room during pre-election rallies. As of 7 November, with counting still going on, Biden has accumulated over 74,811,000 votes as opposed to Obama’s 2012 result of nearly 66 million votes and an even greater result than the 69.5 million votes in 2008.

Eric Trump went on to wonder in his tweet how his father, who set a new record for votes gained by a GOP presidential candidate in the 2016 election, could be “down” in 2020.  

In an apparent reference to allegations of voter fraud that purportedly tipped the scales in favour of Biden in several states, Eric Trump recalled claims that the Democrats had “orchestrated” the Russia probe targeting POTUS and his 2016 campaign, and wondered what else the Democratic Party might be capable of.

POTUS’ son’s remarks regarding Biden’s preliminary results come as the president’s campaign is accusing the Democrats of engaging in voter fraud, resulting in “irregularities” in the vote counting and red-leaning states flipping blue at the last moment. This appeal found an audience on Twitter, with numerous netizens admitting that they are also struggling to believe that a candidate like Joe Biden could amass such support.

Several netizens noted that they were expecting a far worse result for the Democratic candidate and are unpleasantly surprised to see him in the lead after four days of counting ballots.

Numerous netizens pointed out, however, that Eric Trump’s point doesn’t hold water, as the number of American eligible voters has likely increased since 2012 and that the 2020 election simply had a higher turnout.

Others had no trouble believing the Democratic candidate could pull off such a feat and surpass the result of Obama, with whom Biden twice ran on the same ticket.

Four days after the polls closed late on 3 November, some of the states that are crucial to determining the winner are still counting the last votes in the presidential election. Several states, namely Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, have since stopped leaning red and have in recent days instead been showing the Democratic candidate in the lead. This sparked accusations from Donald Trump and his campaign against the Democratic Party of voter fraud, citing earlier concerns about the security of mail-in voting. POTUS also demanded that state authorities “stop counting” late-arriving mail ballots, calling them illegal.

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