All 50 states and the District of Columbia have confirmed their results for president as the electoral college process moves forward with the electorate meeting today, according to CNN’s tally.
Voters are legally obliged to convene on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, this year on December 14th. The voters’ votes will later be passed on to officials and counted in a joint congressional session on January 6th.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to win 306 votes and Trump is expected to get 232 votes. It takes 270 votes of the 538 votes to become President.
The state certifications come as Trump has unfounded claims that the elections have been rigged and cast doubt on the outcome of the presidential race. Since the November elections, dozens of state and federal lawsuits against the results have been dismissed across the country.
Each state has different procedures for confirming results, and some states have certified their lists of presidential elections separately from state and local election results.
Some states have laws designed to bind their voters to the winning candidate, and in some cases require that so-called “unfaithful voters” be penalized or replaced by another voter.
The Supreme Court ruled this summer that laws penalizing electoral college members for breaking a promise to vote for the state’s plebiscite winner are constitutional.