Electoral history of Joe Biden
This is the electoral history of Joe Biden, the 46th and current president of the United States. Biden served as the 47th vice president (2009–2017), and as a United States senator from Delaware (1973–2009). Biden is the oldest elected and serving president, the second Catholic president, after John F. Kennedy, and the first president from Delaware.
A member of the Democratic Party, Biden was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970, and became the sixth-youngest senator in American history when he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Delaware in 1972, at the age of 29. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, and was the fourth-most senior senator. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in both 1988 and 2008.
Biden announced his candidacy in the 2020 presidential election on April 25, 2019. A total of 29 major candidates declared their candidacies for the primaries, the largest field of presidential candidates for any American political party since 1972; but over time, the field narrowed down to Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont. Eventually, Sanders withdrew from the race, and Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee in April 2020. Biden reached the delegate threshold needed to secure the nomination in June 2020. He defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the general election, with 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232. Biden received more than 81 million votes, the most votes ever cast for a candidate in a U.S. presidential election.
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|Democratic||Joseph R. Biden, Jr.||10,573||55.4%|
|Republican||Lawrence T. Messick||8,192||42.9%|
|American||Kenneth A. Horner||317||1.7%|
|Republican||J. Caleb Boggs (incumbent)||112,844||49.1%|
|Prohibition||Herbert B. Wood||175||0.1%|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Joe Biden (incumbent)||93,930||58.0%|
|Republican||James H. Baxter, Jr.||66,479||41.0%|
|American||Donald G. Gies||1,663||1.0%|
|Democratic||Joe Biden (incumbent)||147,831||60.1%|
|Republican||John M. Burris||98,101||39.9%|
|Democratic||Joe Biden (incumbent)||112,918||62.7%|
|Republican||M. Jane Brady||64,554||35.8%|
|Democratic||Joe Biden (incumbent)||165,465||60%|
|Natural Law||Jacqueline Kossoff||1,698||0.6%|
|Democratic||Joe Biden (incumbent)||135,253||58.2%|
|Natural Law||Robert E. Mattson||350||0.2%|
|Democratic||Joe Biden (incumbent)||257,484||64.7%|
|Republican||Jack Barnes, Jr.||95||0.09%|
Excluding penalized contests, only primary and caucuses votes:
Including penalized contests:
|Democratic||Barack Obama / Joe Biden||69,498,516||52.93%|
|Republican||John McCain / Sarah Palin||59,948,323||45.65%|
|Independent||Ralph Nader / Matt Gonzalez||739,034||0.56%|
|Libertarian||Bob Barr / Wayne Allyn Root||523,715||0.40%|
|Constitution||Chuck Baldwin / Darrell Castle||199,750||0.15%|
|Green||Cynthia McKinney / Rosa Clemente||161,797||0.12%|
|American Independent||Alan Keyes / Wiley Drake||47,941||0.04%|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Barack Obama / Joe Biden (inc.)||65,915,795||51.06%|
|Republican||Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan||60,933,504||47.20%|
|Libertarian||Gary Johnson / Jim Gray||1,275,971||0.99%|
|Green||Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala||469,627||0.36%|
|Constitution||Virgil Goode / James Clymer||122,389||0.09%|
|Peace and Freedom||Roseanne Barr / Cindy Sheehan||67,326||0.05%|
|Justice||Rocky Anderson / Luis J. Rodriguez||43,018||0.03%|
|American Independent||Tom Hoefling / J.D. Ellis||40,628||0.03%|
|Reform||Andre Barnett / Kenneth Cross||956||0.00%|
|Democratic||Joe Biden / Kamala Harris||81,268,924||51.31%|
|Republican||Donald Trump / Mike Pence (incumbents)||74,216,154||46.86%|
|Libertarian||Jo Jorgensen / Spike Cohen||1,865,724||1.18%|
|Green||Howie Hawkins / Angela Walker||405,035||0.26%|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
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The AP delegate estimate reached the magic number of 1,991 delegates for Biden as seven states and the District of Columbia continue counting votes from Tuesday's primaries
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- chosen by acclamation.
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