Biden’s victory as US president made official by Electoral College

The Electoral College gave the Democrats’ Joe Biden a solid majority of 306 votes as the next US president to Trump’s 232 in a state-by-state vote on Monday, in the face of President Donald Trump’s claim of election fraud and refusal to concede. The results will be sent to Washington and tallied on Jan. 6 at a joint session of Congress over which Vice President Mike Pence presides. The swearing-in ceremony takes place on Jan. 20. California’s 55 electoral votes put Biden over the top. Vermont, with 3 votes, was the first state to report. Hawaii, with 4 votes, was the last.

Biden reiterated his pledge to be president for all Americans, whether they voted for him or not. There was no immediate concession from the White House.

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