As the days pass since former Vice President Joe Biden was named the presumptive winner of the 2020 presidential election, people are reflecting on the 2016 election when Biden was part of the outgoing administration of President Barack Obama.
President-elect Biden reached the number of electoral votes needed to clinch the victory on Saturday. Also leading in the popular vote by more than 4 million at the time, the race was called in Biden's favor over incumbent President Donald Trump.
Biden's lead has since grown to 4.9 million.
In 2016, just two days after the race was called in Trump's favor, then Vice President-elect Mike Pence was welcomed by Biden to the vice presidential office in Washington DC.
On November 10, 2016, Biden posted on Twitter:
"I just met with [Vice President-elect Pence at the [White House] to offer our support for a smooth, seamless transition of power"
People noted the anniversary of the meeting on social media.
However in 2020, Pence has yet to extend such an invitation to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
It's likely no such meeting will ever occur.
The Trump administration refused to concede Saturday.
In subsequent days, Trump—who also lost the popular vote in 2016—and his spokespeople made claims he could accomplish the statistically impossible task of snatching victory from the gaping maw of defeat.
As of Tuesday evening, Biden had 290 electoral votes to Trump's 214 with only 34 electoral votes left to be assigned. Georgia controls 16 of those votes, North Carolina controls 15 and Alaska controls just three.
Biden leads in Georgia while Trump leads in Alaska and North Carolina.
As of Tuesday evening, Biden had won more than 76 million votes from across the United States, setting a new record for the most votes for any presidential candidate in U.S. history.
Trump became just the 10th President to be elected, serve his term, then be rejected by the American people in his reelection attempt.