Electoral College Votes for President

Christina Kim
By Christina Kim
December 15, 2020NTD Evening News

Electors across the nation cast their votes for the next president of the United States on Dec. 14. But there’s pushback from Republican electors in battleground states to be counted among the 538 votes that Congress will consider in determining the president-elect.

Alternative sets of electors have been submitted by the GOP in key battleground states like Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, where Democratic electors have cast their ballots for Joe Biden.

Before this becomes official, these votes need to be counted during the Joint Session of Congress, when the House of Representatives and Senate meet on Jan. 6. This process will be overseen by Vice President Mike Pence in his role as Senate president.

White House adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News that the alternate groups of electors chosen in several states could lead to Trump’s reelection. He said the only deadline in the Constitution was Jan. 20, and there is plenty of time to overturn the election before then.

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