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How Narrow Was Joe Biden’s Victory Over Donald Trump?



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How big was Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race? It wasn’t a landslide, but it was decisive, the numbers show.

If, as expected, Biden is certified the winner in Arizona and Georgia, and if President Donald Trump is certified the winner in North Carolina, then Biden’s Electoral College victory will be exactly the same as Trump’s in 2016: They both will have won states totaling 306 electoral votes.

Four years ago, Trump declared this number of electoral votes to be “a massive landslide.” We rated that False, noting that 306 electoral votes ranks no better than the bottom quarter of Electoral College showings in American history, and no better than the bottom one-third of the showings since the end of World War II.

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