Biden Received 270 Electoral Votes Needed to Become US President
OREANDA-NEWS. Democrat Joe Biden received 270 votes from the US Electoral College, which ensures his victory in the presidential election. This was reported by American media, citing the results of the vote. Biden has received 302 votes so far, CNN informs< while incumbent President, Republican Donald Trump has 232 votes.
This results are to be approved by the US Congress on January 6.
The electoral vote in a number of states has not yet ended, but the acting US President Trump can no longer get ahead of Biden. The Democrat is expected to finish the race with 306 electoral votes.
However, on December 14, the White House representatives warned that after the electoral vote, they will continue to challenge the results of the election.
Presidential elections in the United States are held in a two-stage system: after a popular vote, electoral colleges vote from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, who cast their votes in accordance with how their state voted. The number of electors from each state is equal to the number of its representatives in the Congress.