The Electoral College voted on Monday, December 14, to declare Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election. There has been a lot of debate over the results of the election. Could this vote seal the deal on Biden’s victory over Donald Trump?
Electoral College Prepares To Vote
Presidential electors from all 50 states met to officially cast their votes for president and vice president. Trump’s team and others have challenged the results after Election Day, but on Monday afternoon Biden had reached the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
Electors meet in each state. Electors usually vote on paper ballots, and then sign certificates of the vote. The lists are sent to the vice president (who serves as the president of the Senate), the archivist of the United States, and district judges. Then, Congress meets in January to confirm the results.
A Second Set of Electors?
Trump’s team is making a last-ditch effort to reverse the results. Pro-Trump electors met in five states that Biden won, to declare themselves the true electors. This could give Congress a chance to overturn Biden’s victory when they meet on January 6 to confirm the results.
What Does This Vote Mean?
The votes still have to be certified by Congress on January 6. Vice President Mike Pence will oversee the session and announce the winner of the presidential election.
The only hope Trump has of changing the result is to have members of the House and Senate challenge the Electoral College votes.
Will Biden be declared the president, or will there be a last-minute twist in the tale?