NPR reported in December that although President Joe Biden raked in nearly 7 million more votes and 74 more electoral college votes than former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, “his victory really was stitched together with narrow margins in a handful of states.”
The tight races in the trio of states had a big electoral impact. As NPR’s Domenico Montanaro has put it, “just 44,000 votes in Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin separated Biden and Trump from a tie in the Electoral College.”
Of course, Trump is no stranger to narrow victories. He won the 2016 election thanks to just under 80,000 combined votes in three of those six key states.