Electoral College Votes for Joe Biden

On Monday, December 14, 2020, the Electoral College formally elected Joe Biden as the next President, with a majority of 306 votes.

Although normally not a highlighted event, due to Pres. Trump’s refusal to concede, this state-by-state voting system was under the spotlight this year.

In some states, security was heightened to protect the electors casting paper ballots, along with masks and social distancing to deal with pandemic concerns. The results will be sent to Washington, D.C. and tallied on January 6 joint session of Congress presided by Vice President Mike Pence.

In comparison to Biden’s 306 votes, Pres. Trump garnered 232 electoral votes.

California’s 55 electoral votes were difficult for Trump to defeat. Yet the Trump Administration remained silent on concession, and Pres. Trump continues to argue fraud. Some expect Trump’s legal challenges will continue up to the Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021. Because of Pres. Trump’s continued assertions of fraud, many states had to enforce stronger than usual protection. For example, Georgia State Police were out at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Thankfully, no protesters were in attendance.

Many Republicans still refuse to accept the Biden win despite the electoral college vote, but the Supreme Court seems set on not allowing the 2020 election matters to politicize the Court.

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