#Electoral College

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Trump has asked his supporters to continue the protests in a peaceful manner (Photo Credits: Twitter @BWestbrookAZ8)

  • The electoral college votes of Alabama and Alaska were certified
  • The violence broke out while Congress members debated about the Republican's objection
  • Joe Biden asked trump to go on national televison and end the "siege" 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The meeting for the certification is to be held on January 6. (Photo Credits :PTI)

  • The letter was signed by more than 170 business executives 
  • It stated that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the election in a fair manner 
  • Multiple Republicans plan to object to the certification of the newly elected duo

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden is set to take over as 46th President of US in January 2021 (Photo Credits : AFP)

  • Josh Hawley, among other Republican senators, has decided to object to the certification
  • The objections will not have any impact as the House is dominated by Democrats
  • The certification is set to be done on January 6 , 2021

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Incumbent President Donald Trump currently lags behind President-elect Joe Biden by a margin of 38 votes. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • The Electoral College procedure is merely a formality in confirming the will of the people expressed at the poll
  • But the process carried added significance given the turbulence of last month's election

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden has been cleared to be the next president of the United States. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Electors met across all US states to seal Biden's win
  • The 200-plus-year-old Electoral College procedure is merely a formality in confirming the will of the people
  • The process carried added  significance given Trump's refusal to acknowledge his own defeat

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Amid calls for the abolition of the Electoral College system, Joe Biden is set to become the next president of the United States, on the basis of electoral votes, formalising a nearly fait accompli. (Photo Credit: Facebook / Joe Biden)

  • Electors were meeting across all 50 states, often under extra security 
  • Halfway through the process, Biden was on course to rack up an expected 306 electoral votes
  • Most electoral voters are unknown to the wider public

.Atlanta, GA, USA
President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democrat to win Georgia since 1992. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Democrats need to flip both seats in order to seize Senate control
  • However, Republicans need only one to maintain their majority
  • Biden travels to Georgia Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic challengers

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Here are the laws on faithless voting in key battleground states. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Faithless electors are those who don't vote as pledged
  • In some states it is forbidden by law and the vote stands cancelled, penalty may or may not apply
  • Some states forbid it but the vote is still counted, others don't have any law for faithless voting

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Donald Trump walks to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed the US election was rigged
  • The Supreme Court rejected a case from Texas against elections in several swing states
  • Trump alleged his team did not get enough time in challenging the election results