President-elect Joe Biden solidifies victory by clearing 270-vote threshold in Electoral College count

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With California’s 55 electoral votes, Biden was confirmed as the president-elect on Monday as members of the Electoral College pushed him past the 270 threshold to win the White House. President Trump has said his attempt to overturn the election results is “not over.” On January 6, Congress will count the electoral votes.

Vermont became the first state to vote in Monday’s Electoral College meeting.

Throughout the day, electors from each state represented the will of the people and cast their votes in accordance with the decision of voters in their respective states.

In November President Trump said he’d leave the White House if the Electoral College proved Biden the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.

President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States on Inauguration Day Wednesday Jan. 20, 2020.

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will also be sworn in, making American history as the first Black, Indian American woman VP.

Since Election Day, Trump has been challenging results claiming fraudulent practices were involved. There is no solid proof of this and his claims were dismissed in Supreme Court last week.

Immediately following Biden’s confirmation, President Trump announced in a Tweet on Monday that Attorney General William Barr will be leaving his job “just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family,” and Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting Attorney General.

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