Members of the presidential electorate met and voted Monday in various states to formally elect Joe Biden in the US. The electors gave Biden a majority. He has got a total of 306 electoral votes.
16 of Georgia, 11 of Arizona and 6 of Nawada had voted in Biden’s favor. The overall results will be sent to Washington, which will be counted on January 6 in a joint session of Parliament chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.
At the same time, the incumbent President Donald Trump is still claiming the winner. Trump said in an interview to Fox News that he was worried about being appointed as an “illegal president” in the US.
The presidential election does not win on the basis of popular vote. For this, one has to win in the Electoral College. The number of electoral colleges varies from state to state. There are a total of 538 electoral colleges across America, the candidate who gets 270 or more electoral colleges wins.
The votes that are given on the day of the presidential election determine which candidate will get all the electoral colleges present in any state. The winner of 270 or more electoral colleges wins. Biden claims on 306 Electoral College. On January 6, the Electoral College vote will be tallyed in the US Congress. The candidate who wins in this will be the President of America.