Overseas network, December 15 (local time) reported on the 14th local time that the Electoral College of the United States held a vote on the same day. According to reports from American media such as Bloomberg, Joe Biden has won 270 votes and won the US general election. According to the constitution of the United States and the amendment to the constitution, a presidential candidate can be elected with more than half of the electoral votes, that is, 270 votes.
According to a previous report, the Republican Party has filed lawsuits in four key swing states, namely, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, demanding to overturn the election results of these states. However, as of the evening of the 11th, the Supreme Court has rejected all these Republican lawsuits. A spokesman for Biden said: “the official result of Biden’s victory will be officially confirmed on the 14th, and he will be sworn in on January 20 next year.”
The indirect election system called “electoral college system” is adopted in American presidential election. The electoral college, which consists of 538 voters representing 50 states and Washington, D.C., will vote on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December of the election year, which is December 14 this year. Except for Maine and Nebraska, the other 48 states and the capital, Washington, D.C., implement the “winner take all” system, that is, those who get the most votes get all the voters’ votes in that state or the capital, Washington, D.C. Generally speaking, voting by electoral college is only a routine business. However, in history, some electors did not vote according to the will of voters.
According to the procedure, the United States Senate and the house of representatives will hold a joint meeting on January 6, next year to count the electoral college voting results and announce the winner, so that the election process of the new president will be completed. But for a long time, the results of the US presidential election are usually settled on the polling day. The electoral college voting and the counting of votes in Congress are only ceremonial procedures, which have no practical significance.
CNN just reported that Biden won 306 votes and trump 232 votes on the 14th local time. There was no “dishonest elector” in this year’s electoral college vote. CNN also said voters representing Hawaii voted four votes for Biden that day. The state was also the last state to beat trump by 64% of the vote. According to the report, there was no “dishonest electors” in this year’s electoral college voting, that is, voters cast their votes to other people instead of the winners of the general election of the state they represent. This is very different from the record of “dishonest electors” set in 2016. The report said that in the 2016 election, five Democrats and two Republicans “broke the Convention” and embarked on the road of “treachery”. According to Reuters, the number of “dishonest electors” in the last election was rare, and if put into the past 58 presidential elections, the final results of five of them may be affected. From 1796 to 2016, there were 180 “dishonest electors” in all previous presidential elections in the United States