According to the Associated Press, on the 14th local time, 538 voters from the U.S. Electoral College voted according to the results of the state election, confirming Joe Biden’s victory in the state elections in November. With incumbent President Donald Trump’s persistent refusal to admit his defeat, voting by voters who were originally “routine” is particularly important this year.
After obtaining 55 electoral votes from California, Biden won more than 270 electoral votes needed to stay in the White House, and the Electoral College confirmed that he was elected the next president of the United States.
According to the procedure, the new Congress of the United States will be sworn in on January 3 next year, and the Congress will hold a joint meeting on January 6 to officially count the electoral votes. When Biden gets a majority of 270 votes, the current Vice President and Senate President Pence will announce the result.
Biden reaffirmed his campaign promise to become the president of all Americans, whether he or she voted for himself or not, and said that the United States still has hard work to do in dealing with the coronavirus and economic problems.
Biden then tweeted, “The 5.7 million people have helped us in our election victory, which makes me always humble. To thank everyone, we are hosting a ‘Grassroots Donors, Thank You’ event tonight. Click the website to join us.