Joe Biden also won the Electoral College vote in the US presidential election. “The will of the people has been won,” he said after Monday’s victory, but President Donald Trump is unlikely to accept the result.
Biden confirmed his victory in the November election by a margin of 307 votes to Republican candidate Donald Trump’s 232 electoral college votes.
Voters under the American electoral system actually elect voters’ by ballot, who officially vote the candidate after the election.
Usually, voters do not come in for much discussion. But this time, Trump has repeatedly questioned the outcome of the election and tried to change the outcome in various ways, including legal action by filing a lawsuit. As a result, everyone was seeing votes in each state.
Biden’s 280 votes were confirmed Monday by 55 California voters. Several states, including Michigan and Georgia, voted amid tight security. Legislative offices were closed in Michigan for fear of violence.
Which will be the next step
The results of the vote will be sent to Washington DC and the official count will take place on January 8 in a joint session of Congress. The session will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. This will pave the way for Biden’s swearing in on January 20.
Last month, President Trump said he would step down in January if Biden won the electoral college vote. Although he has been accused of rigging the election, he has not been able to provide any evidence.
Electoral college vote
Electoral college is a panel of officials called electors. In a word, they are constituencies. It is made every four years. They elect the President and Vice President of the United States.
The number of electors in each state is determined by the proportion of representation in Congress. It is determined by the number of senators in the state (two in each state) and the number of representatives in the House of Representatives (which is proportionate to the population).
The top six states are California (55), Texas (36), New York (29), Florida (29), Illinois (20) and Pennsylvania (20).
In an interview with Fox News ahead of the election vote, Trump claimed that everything was not over. He also expressed concern that perhaps an illegitimate president is coming to power in the United States. In a tweet after the interview, Trump himself attacked the US Supreme Court. He claims that the court is afraid to support his case. Source: BBC