US Electoral College Confirms Donald Trump’s Election Victory

Swarajya Staff

Dec 20, 2016, 07:24 PM | Updated 07:24 PM IST

Donald Trump (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Donald Trump (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The Unites States Electoral College today (20 December) confirmed the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election over the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He went past the 270 electoral votes necessary to win a US election.

This would have been an exercise in formality at any other time, but it gained significance in light of Democrat activists and Trump opponents continuing to urge electors - most of them party members - to vote against the Republican. At least 37 Republican voters had to abandon their candidate if Trump’s path to the White House had to barred - a tall order.

But now, after the official casting of votes, not near enough Republican electors voted against Trump and his victory was, therefore, sealed. Trump took to Twitter after his official win:

Get Swarajya in your inbox.