December 5 According to APNews report, on December 4th, local time, California confirmed the results of the state’s 2020 U.S. presidential election. Biden won in California and won all 55 electoral votes in the state. The Associated Press pointed out that this also officially gave Biden the majority of the electoral votes needed to win the election.
According to the Associated Press statistics, after California Secretary of State and Democrat Alex Padilla officially confirmed Biden’s victory in the state, Biden’s electoral votes had reached 279, exceeding the 270-vote threshold required to be elected president.
Edward Foley, a law professor at Ohio State University, said that although Biden has obviously won the presidential election in weeks, he officially won more than 270 electoral votes, which is his first step to the White House.
“This is a legal milestone and the first to have that status,” Foley noted, “and everything before that, is based on what we call forecasts.”
Previously, U.S. media estimated that Biden won at least 270 electoral votes to the White House in the general election. But incumbent President Trump questioned the fraud of the election and filed a lawsuit in many states to demand a recount or suspend the process of voting results certification. At present, some lawsuits by the Trump team have suffered setbacks.
Under U.S. law, states must resolve election disputes by December 8, 2020, and electors will meet in the states on December 14 to formally vote for the President and Vice President.
The new Congress will be formed on January 3, 2021. A joint meeting will be held on January 6 to count the electoral votes and officially announce the winners of the presidential election. At noon on January 20, 2021, the transfer of presidential power was completed.
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