I know there are rampant theories why Trump got 70 million votes but I keep returning to this: voters always prefer the status quo. John Cornyn ran on a paltry set of accomplishments in his political ads (if he’d done more for Texans he’d surely have said), yet he was re-elected. Ted Cruz has done nothing for Texas, and Beto almost unseated him. But Cruz was the incumbent. The devil you know is always better than the devil you don’t know, even when one devil is Trump and the other is Biden.
Biden passes 79 million votes - highest ever— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) November 17, 2020
50.9% of popular vote - most for any challenger since FDR
5.7 million votes more than Trump - and the margin is still growing https://t.co/LVZVHFsb9d
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The Power Of Incumbency
Besides, Biden almost reached FDR’s high water mark.
Posted by Rmj at 11:30 AM