Debate over the Electoral College vs. the popular vote in the US has once again been ignited thanks to a viral map showing Joe Biden carried the election by winning an incredibly small portion of counties compared to Donald Trump.
“Biden supporters seem to be really losing their minds at how angry they get when you tell them that Biden ‘won’ only 16% of the counties,” pundit Kevin McCullough tweeted, along with a red vs. blue election results map that has spread across social media like wildfire.
“They get even angry about that, than the fact that they are all supporting a cheater—who’s ok with the cheating,” McCullough added.
The tweet was shared by President Trump, and also flagged by Twitter as “disputed” election fraud information. It has also spurred a wave of debate, as well as further allegations of voter fraud on Biden’s part, something that has yet to be proven in court but continues to be alleged by the president and his legal team.
Biden supporters seem to be really losing their minds at how angry they get when you tell them that Biden “won” only 16% of the counties. They get even angry about that, than the fact that they are all supporting a cheater—who’s ok with the cheating.#PickSixCheatBigJoeDid pic.twitter.com/yAauJYWxmk
— Kevin McCullough (@KMCRadio) December 21, 2020
A separate map shared by more liberal social media users breaks down areas Biden won by population, giving a more accurate reason for how the Democrat could have won a record number of votes without finding support in more areas.
“It’s almost as if—and try to follow along here, as it gets a little complex—some counties have more people, and more votes, than others,” Yahoo News reporter Alexander Nazaryan tweeted.
That only show number of counties. Land doesn’t vote you moron. The population in the blue areas are higher the population in the red are sparse. This is more accurate. Have a great day pic.twitter.com/8S0zLpDCcK
— EW (@edwestergaard) December 21, 2020
and omg look how @realDonaldTrump won his counties by way bigger percentages too
Loving County, TX
Biden 4 (6%)
Trump 60 (91%)
Los Angeles County, CA
Biden 3,028,885 (71%)
Trump 1,145,530 (27%) pic.twitter.com/JmCX6N3qcZ
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 21, 2020
Supporters of the president, however, have still expressed shock over the results map and said Trump won more than 80 percent of the country.
“Trump won 84% of America, Biden ‘won’ 16%,” conservative pundit Arch Kennedy tweeted.
“America is 50 states.
Minus the states in question Trump won 25, Biden won 16.
Those states house 2974 counties.
Even with the “votes in question” Trump won 2496, Biden on 477.
— Arch Kennedy (@ArchKennedy) December 21, 2020
“Barack Obama: —69,000,000 votes —873 counties. Donald Trump: —75,000,000 votes —2,497 counties. Joe Biden: —81,000,000 votes —477 counties…And we’re not allowed to question his ‘victory,’” Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk tweeted.
…And we’re not allowed to question his “victory”
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 21, 2020
A very compelling comparison! pic.twitter.com/QwN6FPB3rn
— Kevin McCullough (@KMCRadio) December 20, 2020
I don’t believe for one second that Biden won with less counties and weak rallies.
His so called “victory” is a hoax
— J. C. 🇺🇸 (@therealarmyvet) December 21, 2020
Both Biden and Trump set records based on their vote counts in the 2020 election, though Biden earned approximately six million more and won the Electoral College, which affords votes to states to even out the weight various states have in the election since population varies greatly, by nearly 70 votes.
At this time, tallies based on the election show Biden winning less than 500 counties – which would represent about 16 percent of all US counties. By comparison, Trump won thousands of them, though many had less dense populations and, therefore, less influence on the election.
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Less than 500 counties would give Biden an odd pair of records, the combination of which has fueled speculation about his victory. The Democrat earned the most votes of any presidential candidate in history, but those votes would represent a record low number of counties. The previous record was held by former President Barack Obama in 2012, when he won only 689 counties, equal to 22 percent of territories.
The Electoral College has certified Biden’s victory, though Trump has refused to concede the election and continues to pursue legal avenues to overturn the results from multiple swing states where he says fraud is behind Biden’s vote count.
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