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US Election: Biden pulls five million ahead in popular vote

By Mutala Yakubu
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President-elect Joe Biden has extended his lead over Donald Trump in the popular vote to more than five million votes.

By 11:00 local time in Washington (16:00 GMT), Biden had more than 77,320,000 votes while Trump had just over 72,220,000 votes.

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In 2016, defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won almost three million more votes than Trump nationwide, but he won more votes in the electoral college.

Source: BBC