The Electoral College voted to elect Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Monday afternoon. Biden surpassed the requisite 270-vote threshold after California’s slate of 55 presidential electors put him over the top following a day of voting in 50 separate state Electoral College meetings. Biden received 306 electoral votes to President Trump’s 232.
Now that the Electoral College has elected Joe Biden as the next president who will likely be sworn in on January 20, the last and final procedural step in the process is for the results to be counted and certified by Congress.
This last step will occur on January 6, and as The Daily Signal aptly summarizes, “This event will make it official.” Following the vote, Joe Biden will officially be the President-Elect.
“The states have until Dec. 23 to submit their electors’ votes to Congress, which is scheduled to convene to count the votes in a joint session Jan. 6… Presuming Biden wins the count, Pence will play a role similar to that of then-Vice Presidents Dan Quayle in 1993 and Walter Mondale in 1981, by certifying the defeat of his own ticket,” The Daily Signal adds.
Despite the Electoral College’s vote on Monday, questions about voter fraud have continued to heat up around the country.
Occurring the same day as the Electoral College voted, The Daily Citizen reported on a “forensic audit” of the Dominion Voting Systems hardware and software that was used to tabulate the election results in Antrim County, Michigan and was used by several states around the country.
The audit was performed by a computer security firm hired by the plaintiffs in the case.
“We conclude that the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,” the audit reported. “The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud.”
Also on the same day, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ordered an audit of voter signatures on absentee ballots in Cobb County, Georgia.
“The unprecedented signature audit could show whether signatures on absentee ballot envelopes really did match the voter signatures kept on file. But there’s no way to match voter signatures to ballots after envelopes were opened. The right to cast a secret ballot is guaranteed by the state Constitution,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted.
Following the Electoral College’s certification, Biden was set to address the nation on Monday night.
As of publishing time, President Trump has not conceded the election to Biden. Earlier on Monday, the president tweeted about the audit in Antrim County. “WOW. This report shows massive fraud. Election changing result!” he wrote.
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