Electoral College Votes Finish in Several States in Formal Step Toward Biden Presidency

Electoral College Votes Finish in Several States in Formal Step Toward Biden Presidency

Trump supporters call together Republicans to cast unofficial votes in some states Biden won

The Electoral College, meeting in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is formally casting votes Monday for president, as the incumbent—with the backing of many Republicans—continues to dispute November’s election results.

Traditionally tranquil affairs, this year’s meetings have taken on added significance as President Trump has repeatedly questioned an electoral-vote outcome that shows him at 232 and President-elect Joe Biden at 306. It takes 270 votes to win.

In most of the states that had held gatherings so far, the process took less than an hour. The first wave of electors convened in Indiana, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Vermont at 10 a.m. Eastern time, while Hawaii wasn’t scheduled to start its process until nine hours later.