Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms - fails the smell test

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November 30, 2020
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From the article: 5 More Ways Joe Biden Magically Outperformed Election Norms, by J.B. Shurk, November 23, 2020:

... Candidate Joe Biden was so effective at animating voters in 2020 that he received a record number of votes, more than 15 million more than Barack Obama received in his re-election of 2012. Amazingly, he managed to secure victory while also losing in almost every bellwether county across the country. No presidential candidate has been capable of such electoral jujitsu until now....

Let’s break down just how unique his political voodoo has been in 2020.

1. 80 Million Votes
 
Holy moly! A lot of Americans turned out for a Washington politician who’s been in office for nearly 50 years. Consider this: no incumbent president in nearly a century and a half has gained votes in a re-election campaign and still lost....
 
2. Winning Despite Losing Most Bellwether Counties
 
Biden is set to become the first president in 60 years to lose the states of Ohio and Florida on his way to election. For a century, these states have consistently predicted the national outcome, and they have been considered roughly representative of the American melting pot as a whole. Despite national polling giving Biden a lead in both states, he lost Ohio by eight points and Florida by more than three.... Bellwether counties overwhelmingly chose President Trump, but Biden found a path to victory anyway....
 
3. Biden Trailed Clinton Except in a Select Few Cities...
 
4. Biden Won Despite Democrat Losses Everywhere Else
 
Randy DeSoto noted in The Western Journal that “Donald Trump was pretty much the only incumbent president in U.S. history to lose his re-election while his own party gained seats in the House of Representatives.” Now that’s a Biden miracle!...
 
5. Biden Overcame Trump’s Commanding Primary Vote...
 
First, no incumbent who has received 75 percent of the total primary vote has lost re-election. Second, President Trump received 94 percent of the primary vote, which is the fourth highest of all time (higher than Dwight Eisenhower, Nixon, Clinton, or Obama). In fact, Trump is only one of five incumbents since 1912 to receive more than 90 percent of the primary vote.
 
Third, Trump set a record for most primary votes received by an incumbent when more than 18 million people turned out for him in 2020 (the previous record, held by Bill Clinton, was half that number). For Biden to prevail in the general election, despite Trump’s historic support in the primaries, turns a century’s worth of prior election data on its head....

These articles are also worth reading:

A compilation of twenty alleged election 'facts' that don't pass the smell test, by Andrea Widburg, American Thinker, November 30, 2020 - recommended reading.
 
Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling, by Patrick Basham, Spectator, November 20, 2020.