Joe Biden is Now President-Elect According to the Electoral College

On Monday, amid a tumultuous election cycle having no apparent end in sight, the Electoral College has cast their votes for Joe Biden for president.

Joe Biden is Now President-Elect According to the Electoral College

On Monday, amid a tumultuous election cycle having no apparent end in sight, the Electoral College has cast their votes for Joe Biden for president.

Although President Trump has not conceded and continues to dispute the election results, the state electors have cast their lots for Biden, bestowing upon him the title of president-elect.

As things stand now, it is of growing certainty that Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20, 2021.

Electors in all states, along with the District of Columbia, cast their votes in the time honored tradition today. California’s 55 electoral votes eventually tipped the scale propelling Biden past the required 270 votes needed to win.

Congress will officially count the electoral votes on Jan. 6.

The president has maintained that he will move forward with legal challenges to dispute the election results, saying that voter fraud has altered the results of key swing state elections and their certification to choose electors. The Trump legal team claims that the president has won the presidential election when illegal votes are removed from the state tallies.

The Trump campaign and other Republican lawmakers have filed numerous legal challenges to the elections in individual states as well as the Supreme Court. However, the courts have refused to hear the majority of lawsuits citing a lack of standing – when a case is rejected without consideration of the merits of the complaint.

Republican electors in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin also cast votes today although they were not certified to do so. The states were already certified giving Joe Biden the win, however the Republican electors cast votes in the off-chance that a court invalidates the state certifications prior to congress meeting to confirm the votes on January 6.

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