It’s official: Congress has tallied the Electoral College votes and Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States
Mike Pence was elected Vice President.
Democrats raised lots of objections as the votes were counted Friday in a joint session of Congress. But they did not have the votes to sustain any of them.
All 538 electors met in their respective state capitals in December to cast their votes. Friday’s vote count, led by Vice President Joe Biden, made it official.
Republican Trump finished with 304 votes.
Democrat Hillary Clinton tallied 227.
There were 7 protest votes for other candidates.
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency.
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