December 15th – it was reported that the U.S. Electoral College voted on the same day. According to Bloomberg and other US media reports, Joe Biden has won the U.S. election with 270 votes.
According to the United States Constitution and constitutional amendments, presidential candidates can be elected with more than half of the electoral votes, or 270 votes.
According to previous reports, Republicans have filed lawsuits in four key swing states, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, to overturn the state’s election results, but by the evening of the 11th, the Supreme Court had rejected all these lawsuits by the Republican Party.
A Biden spokesman said: “The official result of Biden’s victory will be officially confirmed on the 14th, and he will be sworn in on January 20 next year.”
The U.S. presidential election adopts an indirect electoral system called the “Electoral College System”. The electoral college, composed of 538 electors representing the 50 states and the capital Washington, D.C., voted to be held on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of December of the election year, which this year is December 14.
With the exception of Maine and Nebraska, 48 other states and the capital Washington, D.C., have a “winner-take-all” system, that is, the person who receives the most votes receives all the electoral votes of the state or the capital Washington, D.C. Generally speaking, voting in the electoral college is only a routine, but there have been historical cases in which individual voters have not voted according to their will.
According to the procedure, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a joint meeting on January 6 next year to count the results of the electoral college vote and announce the winner, so that the process for the election of the new president will be completed.
But for a long time, the results of the U.S. presidential election have usually been a foregone conclusion on election polling day. Voting in the electoral college and congressional counting are only ceremonial procedures and have no practical significance.
The six most controversial states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona, voted for Biden as the next president of the U.S. electoral college poll on Monday, according to Bloomberg.