Making It Official: Electoral College Votes
Electors across the country are casting their ballots, making the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris official. NBC's Alice Barr reports.
(NBC News) — The Electoral College further cemented Joe Biden’s victory Monday, casting votes to officially make him President-elect.
The constitutional process is usually seen as a formality, but it’s a more significant milestone this year as President Trump continues to defy the outcome of the election.
Electors from all 50 states met throughout the day to cast their ballots, based on certified election results that designated 306 electoral votes for Biden to President Trump’s 232.
The electoral vote, traditionally a formality without fanfare, this year required extra security in several battleground states amid protests and threats of violence.
Despite the Supreme Court shutting down his legal fight, President Trump remains defiant.
“It is not over. We keep going. We’ll continue to go forward,” he told Fox News.
The president is attempting to build a fact-free case on social media, with supporters eager to take up the fight.
Thousands rallied in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, leading to violent clashes with counter-protesters.
The next step comes January 6th, when Congress will officially count the electoral votes.
A few Trump loyalists are threatening to object to the results, but there is virtually no chance they can change the outcome.
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