The following claim has appeared and been widely retweeted on Twitter:
REVEALED: 'Simple Math' Shows Biden Claims 13 MILLION More Votes Than There Were Eligible Voters Who Voted in 2020 Election @JoeHoft via @gatewaypundit
The source for that tweet is The Gateway Pundit and it makes the following argument based on a shorter claim by Bill Binney. They compare the number of registered voters and the reported votes for each candidate:
Using the numbers as of today, which are materially similar to Binney’s, we find a huge issue. If we have 213.8 million registered voters in the US and 66.2% of all voters voted in the 2020 election, that equals 141.5 voters who voted in the 2020 election (Binney shows 140 million which is materially the same).
If President Trump won 74 million votes, then that leaves only 67.5 million votes remaining for Biden. This means 13 million duplicate or made up ballots were created and counted for Biden!
Putting side the serious logical errors in the argument as it is laid out here (eg only Biden received dodgy votes), are the basic numbers correct? Are there inconsistencies in the reported votes and turnout numbers that suggest fraud (by democrats or anyone else)?
The numbers claimed as fact are:
- 213.8 million registered voters in the US
- 66.2% of all voters voted in the 2020 election
- 141.5 voters who voted in the 2020 election
- Trump won 74 million votes
Then the logic is: It's then implied that some report Biden's votes as 67.5M + 13M = 80.5M. Then, the contention is that 80.5 + 74 > 141.5, ergo, 13M false votes.