US Electoral College set to confirm winner of election today
US Electoral College set to confirm winner of election today

It is widely anticipated that members of the Electoral College will formally on Monday declare Joe Biden as next US president, despite Donald Trump refusing to accept defeat.

The Washington Post notes that each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia have been accredited as having the results of the November 3 elections.

Biden won with a record 81.3 million votes, or 51.3% of those cast, to 74.2 million, and 46.8% for Trump.

But in America, presidents are chosen by indirect universal suffrage, with each state allocating its electors to the candidate who carried the state.

The results also confirm victory for Biden, with 306 of the 538 electoral votes, to 232 for Trump, with 270 required for election.

Electoral College members meet Monday to formalise the process, though the electors actually meet separately in each state.

Biden will then deliver a speech in the evening to celebrate the latest confirmation of his win.

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