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Donald Trump Confirmed President-Elect by Electoral College; Winning 304 Votes

December 19, 2016

Donald J. Trump was confirmed as president-elect today by members of the Electoral College, winning at least 304 electoral votes. Texas put Trump over the top as it cast its vote after 5PM ET today. 304 is likely to be Trump's final number, as the three states yet to vote - California, Nevada and Hawaii - were won by Hillary Clinton on Election Day. Should those electors all vote as pledged, Clinton will end up with 228 votes.

 

In the end, there wasn't a lot of drama in the vote. There were 6 faithless electors, however, including 4 in Washington and two in Texas. While a small number, this is the highest number of faithless electors for president since the 19th century. There were attempts by electors in Colorado, Maine and Minnesota to cast faithless votes, but these were disallowed.

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president at noon on January 20, 2017.



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Four Faithless Electors Recorded in Washington

December 19, 2016

The Washington Secretary of State is reporting 4 faithless electors in today's ballot, with 8 votes going to Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote there. 

  Three of the faithless electors voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, with one voting for Faith Spotted Eagle.

There have been other attempts today at electors voting other than pledged; these are apparently the first ones to be allowed.


Trump Reaches 240 Electoral Votes; Texas Expected to Put Him Across 270 Next Hour

December 19, 2016

Donald Trump has reached 240 electoral votes this hour. Texas, with its 38 votes, is expected to push the president-elect across 270, making this all official, in the next hour.

Florida's 29 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Idaho's 4 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Michigan's 16 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Minnesota's 10 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

North Dakota's 3 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Oregon's 7 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

Utah's 6 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Wyoming's 3 electors have voted for Donald Trump

 

  

 


Electors Continue to Vote as Trump Moves within 100 of 270

December 19, 2016

Electoral votes continue to come in during the 1PM (ET) hour. Donald Trump is within 100 of the required 270, as no faithless electors have yet materialized.

Alabama's 9 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Kansas' 6 electors have voted for Donald Trump 

Louisiana's 8 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Maryland's 10 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

Wisconsin's 10 electors have voted for Donald Trump

South Dakota's 3 electors have voted for Donald Trump

 

 

 


Electoral Votes Taken Since Noon Continue with No Surprises

December 19, 2016

Arizona's 11 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Connecticut's 7 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

Delaware's 3 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

Georgia's 16 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Kentucky's 8 electors have voted for Donald Trump 

New York's 29 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

North Carolina's 15 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Pennsylvania's 20 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Ohio's 18 electors have voted for Donald Trump (not yet shown on image)

Rhode Island's 4 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

Also shown on image: Louisiana and South Dakota for Trump

 

 

 

 

 


Trump Leads 55-27, As Expected, After First 10 States Vote

December 19, 2016

Arkansas' 6 electors have voted for Donald Trump.

Mississippi's 6 electors have voted for Donald Trump 

Oklahoma's 7 electors have voted for Donald Trump.

Illinois' 20 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton

South Carolina's 9 electors have voted for Donald Trump

Thus far, all electors have voted as pledged. Noon hour sees about a dozen more states, including GA, PA, OH and NC. 

 


Tennessee, New Hampshire, Vermont Vote as Expected; Trump Leads 27-7 After Five States

December 19, 2016

Tennessee's 11 electors have voted for Donald Trump.

New Hampshire's 4 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton.

Vermont's 3 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton.

That completes the 10AM states

 


Indiana and West Virginia Electors Vote for Trump

December 19, 2016

From WISH-TV's Nick Natario, Indiana's 11 electors have voted for Donald Trump.

Likewise, West Virginia's 5 electors have voted for Trump.

See the updated map.


Electors Meet Monday: Updated Schedule, Results Map

December 16, 2016

Here's the updated schedule of what time (EST) the Electors of each state will convene on Monday, December 19th. During these meetings, in accordance with individual state rules, the Electors will cast their votes for president and vice-president. The meetings are usually held in a state's capital city. 

 

The table now include the electoral votes for each state, colored red (Trump) or blue (Clinton) to reflect the popular vote winner. Italicized are those states that have laws that attempt to bind electors to vote as pledged. Interestingly, the total electoral votes in states with those laws is 151 for both Trump and Clinton. 

Results Map

 

 

 

 

 

Our plan is to update this map as results become available. 

 

 


What Time do the Electors Meet on December 19th?

December 13, 2016

For those interested, we've compiled a schedule of what time (EST) the Electors of each state will convene on Monday, December 19th. During this meeting, in accordance with individual state rules, the Electors will cast their actual votes for president and vice-president. 

Most of this information was compiled from the National Association of Secretaries of State. Where a state's code does not specify a meeting time, we've looked for press releases or media accounts. A few states remain TBA; we'll try and update in the days ahead.

The meetings are usually held in a state's capital city. 



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