76,983,892 Americans who voted for Joe Biden as the 46th president have had their votes counted by early Wednesday US time, compared with just 71,915,939 for Donald Trump. That is a lead in the popular vote of more than five million. This is now a certified shellacking.
Several million more votes are yet to be added with just 69 per cent of votes tallied so far in Alaska, only 80 per cent in New York, 87 per cent in New Jersey and 92 per cent in California.
Psephologists classify defeats by the following margins with these technical terms:
By 2 million votes: butt kicking
By 3 million votes: drubbing
By 4 million votes: spanking
By 5 million votes: shellacking
By 7 million votes: hoomiliation
By 10 million votes: niliation
(And if they don’t, they should.)