US Election: Biden to get 306 Electoral College votes against Trump’s 232

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President-elect Joe Biden garnered 306 Electoral College votes versus President Donald Trump’s 232, US media outlets reported Friday.

The final tally came after Trump was declared the winner of North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes and Biden won Georgia with 16 more electoral votes.

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A presidential candidate must get 270 electoral votes to be declared the winner.

This year’s highly anticipated presidential election was the center of controversy after Trump claimed voter fraud and Democrats quickly gained leads in states after mail-in ballots flooded vote counting centers.

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However, senior US officials and election board supervisors downplayed Trump’s claims. Lawsuits brought forth by the Trump campaign are still being played out in court and will be over the next few weeks.

Some of the lawsuits have already been thrown out or rejected by US courts.

Trump has yet to concede defeat although tens of international leaders and heads of states have contacted Biden to congratulate him. Biden has already appointed his soon-to-be White House chief-of-staff and his transition team is getting coronavirus briefings.

It has been reported the White House officials have so far not contacted Biden or his team to provide them with classified briefings on national security, which is customary during a transition period.

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