California confirmed its presidential election and appointed 55 voters who pledged to vote for Joe Biden, officially handing over to Democrats the majority of the Electoral College needed to win the White House.
The official endorsement of Foreign Minister Biden’s victory by Alex Padilla brought the total of voters with Democratic commitment to 279 so far, according to the Associated Press.
This barely exceeds the 270 victory threshold. These steps are often overlooked by formalities. But the covert mechanics of electing the president of the United States have brought new scrutiny this year, when President Donald Trump continues to deny Biden’s victory and pursues peculiar legal strategies to overthrow the results.
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