2020 election sees record high turnout with at least 159.8 million votes projected
At least 159.8 million Americans voted in the 2020 presidential election, according to NBC News projections Wednesday morning.
The projected vote total marks a record high number of ballots cast in a presidential election and the highest voter turnout rate among eligible citizens since 1900.
With 86% of the expected vote tallied as of 9:00 a.m. ET, NBC News projects that Democratic candidate Joe Biden received more than 68.6 million votes, President Donald Trump received more than 65.9 million votes and other candidates received more than 2.1 million votes. At...