Headline RoundupDecember 15th, 2020

Electoral College Vote Confirms Biden's Election Win

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The Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Monday, despite President Donald Trump's legal efforts challenging the results of the Nov. 3 election. Biden's vote count passed 270 on Monday afternoon when California's electors confirmed the state for Biden, adding 55 electoral votes to Biden's count. Biden ultimately received 306 electoral votes, while Trump received 232 electoral votes. The electoral votes are expected to be confirmed at a special joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. In an address on Monday night, Biden said “it is time to turn the page” on the election, and praised election officials who "stood up for the integrity of the voting system." White House adviser Stephen Miller told Fox and Friends that Trump would still take legal action to dispute election results through "an alternate slate of electors in the contested states" to vote and send results to Congress. Coverage from left- and center-rated outlets tended to highlight Biden's speech, as well as Trump's legal challenges since the election. Right-rated outlets also tended to highlight Trump's lawsuits; some voices from the right also provided speculation about how the Trump team might challenge election results in the weeks leading up to Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.

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