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Biden’s lead over Trump in popular vote grows to 5 millionPresident-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday was leading President Donald Trump by about 5 million popular votes.With millions of ballots still to be counted, Biden leads with about 77 million votes nationwide, according to The Associated Press — the most any American presidential candidate has ever won.Trump so far has garnered about 72 million votes, the second-largest number of votes cast for a presidential candidate.Biden has already won at least 290 electoral votes, according to the AP, far more than the 270 needed to win the White House…

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