Biden Clears 270 Electoral Vote Margin, Formalizes Presidential Win

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),This guy, whom hid in his basement on all year, couldn’t get more than 50 people to come out and see him at his events, and currently has less than 8,000 people tune in across ALL platforms to see/hear him speak beat, the guy who had 20,000+ supporters show up to an airport at the drop of a hat, stand 8+ hrs in line, just to see him for an hr speech, not counting those whom would line the roads just wanting to wave at him, oh yeah and over 250,000 on one live stream alone…..for actual totals of over a million EVERYTIME he had a rally…. which was 2-3 a day towards the end….Does anyone really believe Biden beat Obama’s popularity…..???? Adam Schultz / Biden for President / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) – Joe Biden has cleared the 270-electoral-vote mark to formalize his presidential victory with California’s 55 votes.The voting milestone came late Monday when California electors affirmed Biden’s massive 5 million-vote win last month in the nation’s largest state.Monday was the day set by law for the meeting of the Electoral College. In reality, electors meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots. The results will be sent to Washington and tallied in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress over which Vice President Mike Pence will preside.Electors from coast to coast are meeting in person, socially-distanced, or virtually, due to the pandemic. Electoral College representatives from various states have cast votes and will continue throughout Monday. Vermont’s three electors were the first in the nation to vote Monday, casting ballots for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.Over a Zoom ceremony that took less than 20 minutes, Nevada’s six Democratic presidential electors have awarded their votes for Biden, becoming the first slate of electors from a battleground state to cast their votes.Illinois electors met in the Illinois House chamber while observing social-distance rules to vote 20-0 in favor of Biden. “The election is affirmed. It is now time for us as a country to move forward, transition in full, and embrace the promise of a new administration …,” Illinois Electoral College chairwoman, Lori Lightfoot, the mayor of Chicago said.In Arkansas, the state’s members of the electoral college met for about 45 minutes in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the state Capitol in Little Rock. “This is a very historic time,” Doyle Webb, who was elected chairman of the state’s electors, said after six votes were cast for President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence.After Iowa’s six Republican electors formally cast votes for Trump, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and elector was unwilling to declare Biden the president-elect, When asked about Trump’s pending legal challenges he said, “You’ve got to let it work itself through. The last thing you want is for Americans to feel they were shortchanged on their vote.”Biden is planning to address the nation Monday night, after the electors have voted.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgAll tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold at least until late July because of the coronavirus pandemic. But World TeamTennis is not affiliated with those tours and no ATP or WTA ranking points are available for its matches.World TeamTennis is increasing its prize money to $5 million. That is $1.5 million more than for its 2019 season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MCLARENF1 carmaker McLaren to cut 1,200 jobsUNDATED (AP) — Formula One carmaker McLaren says 1,200 jobs will be lost across its entire group’s operations because of the coronavirus outbreak. May 26, 2020 Sixty-one-year-old Robert Repella, of Ambler, Pennsylvania, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 10 months in prison and a $40,000 fine.Charging documents released Tuesday say Repella paid Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst $50,000 in 2017 to get his daughter admitted as an athlete.Repella is the 55th person to be charged in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWORLD TEAMTENNIS-FANSWorld TeamTennis hoping to play before fans within weeksUNDATED (AP) — World TeamTennis says it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at outdoor matches during its three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia. Update on the latest in sports: It was not immediately clear how the cuts would affect the group’s F1 operation. The sport has yet to start its 2020 season amid the pandemic.The cuts represent about a quarter of the group’s workforce.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYProsecutors say guilty plea coming in college bribery caseUNDATED (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to bribing Georgetown University’s former tennis coach to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit. Associated Press last_img read more