Ross D. Franklin/Pool/AP
Ross D. Franklin/Pool/AP

California’s 55 electors put Joe Biden over the 270 Electoral College votes wanted to change into president shortly after 5 p.m. ET Monday, affirming Biden’s election because the 46th president of america.

Electors for all 50 states and the District of Columbia gathered of their respective capitols on Monday to forged ballots.

The Electoral Faculty’s vote, nonetheless, is not the final step within the constitutional course of of choosing a president. The votes forged on Monday are despatched to Congress, the place they are going to be counted on Jan. 6 in a joint session led by Vice President Mike Pence.

Many congressional Republicans who’ve refused up to now to say that Biden gained the election have claimed they’re ready for Monday’s Electoral Faculty vote to certify the outcomes. However a few of Trump’s staunchest Home Republican allies are preparing for a floor fight when the votes are counted in Congress subsequent month.

Lawmakers can dispute a state’s election end result when the votes are counted subsequent month. However a problem can solely be thought-about if each a Home member and a senator signal onto it. Thus far solely Home Republicans have mentioned they may contest the outcomes, though some GOP senators have advised they’re contemplating becoming a member of.

Even when a senator indicators on to problem the outcomes, it is solely delaying the inevitable. In that case, the Home and Senate individually debate the matter for 2 hours and vote on it. Democrats management the Home, and sufficient GOP senators have already mentioned they reject Trump’s claims of fraud {that a} problem wouldn’t succeed there both.

After the state electors forged their ballots on Monday, these outcomes will probably be licensed and despatched to Congress, the Nationwide Archives and to the courts.

On Jan. 20, a brand new president takes the oath of workplace at midday.

Learn extra in regards to the subsequent steps here.

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