The Electoral College has given Joe Biden a solid majority of its votes on Monday, confirming his victory in last month’s election in state-by-state voting that took on added importance this year because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he lost.
California’s 55 electors, who cast their ballots at 5 pm EST, solidified Biden’s hold on the Electoral College, giving the Democrat 302 votes in the Electoral College to President Trump’s 232.
Results of the Electoral College vote are due to be received, and typically approved, by Congress on January 6. Lawmakers can object to accepting the electors’ votes.
The Democratic-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate would both vote separately to resolve any disputes. One already has arisen from Pennsylvania, where 75 Republican lawmakers signed a statement on Friday urging Congress to block the state’s electoral votes from being cast for Joe Biden.
The last remaining move to block the election would be to vote down the electors in Congress.
This tactic has been tried — a handful of congressional Democrats in 2000, 2004 and 2016 objected to officially making both George W. Bush and Trump president. But the numbers were not enough to block the two men from taking office.
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