Rich Truesdell
3 min readJul 14, 2021

Did Joe Biden Really Recieve More Than 81 Million Votes in 2020? I Don’t Think So. And Here Are Some of the Reasons I Believe Why He Didn’t.

Bear with me. This post contains a mind-numbing number of numbers. It’s more directed to Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives who voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

If we are to believe the results of the 2020 presidential election (and I don’t for a minute), Joe Biden received 81,268.924 votes, Donald Trump received 74,216,154 votes. BOTH TOTALS WERE MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN UNITED STATES HISTORY, INCLUDING BARACK OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON.

Think about this for a minute. In 2008, Barack Obama, in a history-making, transformative election, received 69,498,516 votes. Biden, with 81,268.924 votes in 2020, basically campaigning from his basement, received 11,770,408 more votes in 2020. I don’t believe that for a minute.

In 2012, it was much the same thing, Obama received 65,915,795 votes, Biden in 2020, with 81,268.924 votes, received 15,353,129 more votes (and remember that Biden was Obama’s running mate in both 2008 and 2012).

In context, does Biden’s vote haul in 2020 make any sense to you? It doesn’t to me.

In 2016, in an election that Trump won, beating Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College while losing the national popular vote (thanks to her overwhelming pluralities in population-rich blue states like California and New York), Clinton received 65,853,514 votes, virtually the same as Obama received in 2012. In 2020, Biden received 15,415,401 more votes than Clinton in her losing effort against Trump where she lost in the Electoral College, 304–227.

That number of 65,000,000 votes is significant. It almost appears to be a Democrat voter ceiling in national elections.

I find that in looking back at the 2020 election results, I am very suspicious about Biden’s vote haul in the middle of a pandemic. This at a time where many people could not vote in person. I simply don’t believe that Biden got anywhere near 81,000,000 votes.

Look at the numbers. Historically, how can you explain that Biden, literally campaigning in his basement, not mounting a credible campaign, and picking one of the most universally despised running mates in United States History — Kamala Harris who polled less than 2% when she ran in the 2020 Democrat primaries — got than 15,000,000 more votes than Obama in 2012 and Clinton in 2016?

How can this be explained?

It really can’t.

It might be attributed to some voters were more voting against Trump (who did a generally a good job in the first three years of his presidency in spite of facing unprecedented Democrat obstructionism, two failed, politically motivated impeachment proceedings, and had it not been for Biden and Democrats taking full advantage of the Covid crisis, Trump was well on his way to cruising to an easy reelection in 2020). Instead of truly voting for Biden, who every day exhibits more signs of cognitive decline, such as when he snaps in his public appearance to generally friendly reporters like CNN’s Caitlyn Collins (for which he issued a half-hearted apology after), among others.

And another, more recent example, with Gray Television White House Correspondent Jon Decker, who asked last week to a visibly agitated Biden if he “trusts the Taliban” at a Thursday press briefing.

Biden’s 2020 “victory” is likely due to unprecedented mail-in voting — in key swing states like Arizona and Georgia that Biden “won” — where the votes were not properly tallied and verified. Many were likely harvested by Democrat operatives. These irregularities are leading to current recounts in Arizona and Georgia with more possibly to come in other key swing states that Biden narrowly won.

The numbers don’t lie. If you believe that Biden got 81,268,924 votes in 2020, then I think you will believe anything. The numbers simply don’t add up as this reporter points out.

Rich Truesdell

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