Most votes in history: Biden and Harris break records on path to victory

Democrat Joe Biden’s victory is historic in more than one way. The president-elect received more votes than any other president in history, including more votes in the Electoral College than Donald Trump in 2016. Biden currently sits on 284 Electoral College votes, with a potential haul of 306. It also marks the first time a woman has been elected vice president, with Kamala Harris also the first person of colour in the role.