This Monday, December 14, not only marked the first official day on which the COVID-19 vaccine was given for the first time in the United States, but also marked the day on which the Electoral College, the body in charge of certifying the results of the presidential elections of November 3, cast his votes to confirm the next president of the United States.

And although the current president, Donald Trump, was asking the members of the electoral body to support him to remain in power, despite having been defeated at the polls by Joe Biden, the Electoral College showed its transparency and has already certified more than 270 votes in favor of the Democrat, the minimum figure required to declare a winner. The end result was 302 votes for Biden VS 232 for Trump, according to CNN.

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The AP news agency confirmed Biden’s triumph, after explaining that with it the former Obama vice president reaffirmed the electoral results that had already been revealed several weeks ago in the American Union. It is only pending that Hawaii issues its result, so the AP estimates that before the end of the day the final result will be 306 votes for Biden and 232 for Trump.

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The new president-elect must take office on January 20.

The news agency highlighted that in the middle of the presentation of results, it was the state of California, with its 55 electoral votes, which put Biden above the 270 votes necessary to confirm the victory.

“In some states, there was greater security when voters gathered that day under federal law. Voters issued paper ballots at meetings that took place in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with masks, social distancing and other virus precautions the order of the day, “ said AP.

The aforementioned news agency explained that the next step will now be to send the certified results to Washington, where they will be counted in a hearing in Congress on January 6, a procedure chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, where the congressmen and the second in command of the current government will have to stamp their rubics in the last section of the formal process.

Trump hoped to reverse the results in states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which gave Biden the victory, but the Electoral College representatives from those places respected the voice of the polls. Nevada delegates rallied for Zoom.

The Electoral College is a body made up of 538 members, who are the equivalent of one delegate for each senator and for each representative to the United States House, as well as three additional electors from the District of Columbia, according to the electoral laws of the country.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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