Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Electoral College Officially Elects Biden as US President

The 538 members of the Electoral College met Monday in places across the United States. The electors officially cast 306 votes for Joe Biden as the country’s next president. Biden officially won the presidency with 306 electoral votes over 232 for President Donald Trump. Two hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to win the presidency. Biden won more than 81 million popular votes — more than any other candidate in U.S. history — against 74 million for Trump which is the second most. read more  or Listen

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cast –v. to formally vote

integrity –n. the quality of being honest and fair

fathom –v. to understand the reason for something

retroactively –adv. effective from a particular date in the past

procedural –adj. related to established ways of doing things; having to do with procedures

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