President-elect Joe Biden has officially locked in the required number of electoral votes to win the White House after California’s electors put the former vice president over the 270-vote threshold needed to win the White House.
On Monday, electors in all 50 states formally cast votes for the Electoral College.
After California’s 55 electors voted for Biden and put him over the threshold to win cheers broke out in the state’s capital.
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The presidential election took place almost six weeks ago, and news outlets began to project that Biden would win the presidency on November 7, as IJR reported.
California officially certified its election results on December 4.
Despite having dozens of lawsuits contesting the election tossed out and states certifying their election results, President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election as he alleges there was widespread fraud that tilted the results in Biden’s favor.
On January 6, 2021, Congress will formally count and certify the results of the election — putting an end to Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the election.
While lawmakers can raise concerns about the election results that day, and are expected to, experts say it is unlikely they will succeed in preventing the certification of the results.
Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.