US Election: Convening Electoral College To Set Final election Result. Will Donald Trump Get Their Favor?

By Michael Davis - 19 Dec '16 13:00PM
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  • (Photo : Drew Angerer/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: A woman holds an electoral map as voting results come in at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 8, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States.

The US Electoral College is set to meet in their respective State Capitals to cast their votes of who will be the next President of the United States. Out of 538 members, the winning candidate will need 270 members.

Six weeks passed since the popular election, Donald Trump lost to Hillary Clinton. However, he won 306 in a projected number of seats in the Electoral College. This is not a satisfying guarantee since the pulse could change and some may come out with an unfaithful vote.

In US Election History, there are only Eight former presidents of the country who gained 90% in popularity in the Electoral College. The lowest is Lyndon Jackson in 1964 with 90.3% votes of all the members while Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 got a landslide of 98.5%.

The closest Victory Margin happened in 1824 with John Quincy Adams with 37.9% votes. However, the election of Adams over Andrew Jackson was a historic point in US Election because after the Electoral College, the House of Representative favored differently. 27 delegations putting Adams on the win with 13 States while Jackson got 7 States and 3 States for Crawford.

On Monday, there will be six ballots that a member will vote on. The first ballot goes to their local judge in the State capital, two goes directly to the State Chief Election Officer, one will be for the Senate, and the remaining two is for the National Archives.

Vice President will then lead the session in counting the ballots on January 6 with members of Congress. Objections of the result are taken provided that there is an equal representation of at least one from both chambers of congress.

If the objection is taken supported by the members, then the votes will not be considered. This will be taken out technically. Once the election in congress is done, and it is confirmed that Donald Trump won, then he will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017.

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