Tuesday, December 15, 2020

US Electoral College finally confirms Biden's victory, puts Trump's ambition to rest.

 The long months of the political battle between President Donald Trump and the US president-elect, Joe Biden, has finally ended as the US Electoral College confirmed the victory of the Democrat in the last election. 


According to Daily Mail, the president-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win became official on Monday, December 14, with California's votes pushing him over the 270 vote threshold.

With California's vote in, Biden stood at 302 Electoral College votes, with 306 expected, compared to Trump's 232. 

The newspaper said that Biden would address the nation hours later, saying that it's 'time to turn the page' on the election, as Electoral College electors confirm he's the winner throughout the day. 

The reports said that about halfway through the process, due to finish late Monday, Biden was on course to rack up an expected 306 Electoral College votes against 232 for Trump, adding that as soon as he crosses the half-way mark, hitting 270, his win will already be secured.

 Democrat Nancy Patton Mills who presided over the vote held with full COVID-19 precautions in Pennsylvania said she hopes people could see her smiling behind the mask. 

The Electoral College is a tradition that has long been considered mostly a formality for confirming the will of the people expressed at the polls. 

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