2016 Electoral College Live Update

2016 Electoral College Live Update“2016 Electoral College Live Update”

The Electoral College will cast its votes today –Monday, December the 19th of 2016– either confirming or rejecting the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President.

!!ALERT!!
As of 5:30 PM EST,
Donald Trump has been elected president after passing 270 Electoral votes

 

Dec 19, 2016 7:49 PM EST – Final count: Donald Trump has 304 votes; Hillary Clinton has 227 votes; 7 votes went to others.

Dec 19, 2016 7:02 PM EST – Hawaii began the Electoral College voting process at 7 p.m. ET. Hawaii will be the last state to vote.

Dec 19, 2016 6:55 PM EST – California has cast 55 votes for Hillary Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 5:56 PM EST – Colin Powell comes in third in Electoral College voting. He did not run for president in 2016.

Dec 19, 2016 5:56 PM EST – The count: Donald Trump 304; Hillary Clinton 169; There are 59 pending votes.

Dec 19, 2016 5:17 PM EST – Texas cast all but 2 of their 38 Electoral votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 5:30 PM EST – Donald Trump has been elected president as he passes 270 Electoral votes

Dec 19, 2016 5:19 PM EST – Texas should be reporting its vote in minutes, according to reports.

Dec 19, 2016 4:54 PM EST – Nevada has cast 6 votes for Hillary Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 4:52 PM EST – California will begin voting at 5 p.m. ET. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in California.

Dec 19, 2016 4:50 PM EST – The District of Columbia has cast 3 votes for Hillary Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 4:44 PM EST – Montana has cast 3 votes for Donald Trump. He is two Electoral votes away from being elected president of the United States.

Dec 19, 2016 4:36 PM EST – From the Associated Press: “A couple of hundred protesters are gathering outside the California state Capitol ahead of Monday’s Electoral College meeting.”

Dec 19, 2016 4:30 PM EST – The count: Donald Trump has 265 votes; Hillary Clinton has 160 votes. There are 109 votes pending.

Dec 19, 2016 4:25 PM EST – Iowa cast 6 votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 4:12 PM EST – From The Associated Press: “Democrat Hillary Clinton received eight votes, former Secretary of State Colin Powell got three, and Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder in the Yankton Dakota tribe, got one. Clinton won the state’s popular vote.”

Dec 19, 2016 4:10 PM EST – Prior to the vote of the last handful of states — Texas included — the only faithless electors have been Democrats.

Dec 19, 2016 4:08 PM EST – Massachusetts cast 11 votes for Hillary Clinton.

Dec. 19, 2016 4:05 PM EST – Iowa, Montana and Nevada began voting at 4 p.m. ET.

Dec 19, 2016 3:59 PM EST – Alaska has cast 3 votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 3:49 PM EST – The count: Donald Trump has 256 Electoral votes; Hillary Clinton has 135 votes. There are 143 votes pending.

Dec 19, 2016 3:46 PM EST – New Jersey cast 14 votes for Hillary Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 3:47 PM EST – Four Democratic voters in Washington chose not to vote for Hillary Clinton, becoming “faithless” voters. Clinton took the other 8 votes in the state. Three Democratic electors have tried to be “faithless” by not voting for Clinton. One in Maine, one in Minnesota and one in Colorado. Those votes were changed and registered for Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 3:42 PM EST – Colorado has cast 9 votes for Hillary Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 3:29 PM EST – Nebraska electors cast 5 votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 3:22 PM EST – Missouri has cast 10 votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 3:10 PM EST – The Maine elector who voted for Bernie Sanders has his vote ruled “improper.” He has switched the vote to Clinton.

Dec 19, 2016 3:03 PM EST – Voting began at 3 p.m. in Alaska, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas and Washington.

LINKS:

Updates provided by AJC.com
Electoral College
National Archives and Records Administration – FAQ
Certificates of Ascertainment

 


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