Electoral College live updates: Joe Biden passes 270 votes to be elected next president

Update

5:30 p.m. ET Dec. 14, 2020: Joe Biden passed the needed 270 Electoral College votes at 5:30 p.m. ET to be elected president of the United States.

Original story and Live updates:

On Monday, Electoral College electors from across the country will meet to cast their ballots for the next president of the United States.

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By law, in a presidential election year, the electors named to the Electoral College meet on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December to cast their ballots.

The results from the Nov. 3 general election had Joe Biden getting 306 electoral votes while President Donald Trump got 232.

The votes cast Monday will be formally counted during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.

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