Electoral College Secures Trump Victory

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Current Events
California Electoral College member Benjamin Cardenas displays his ballots to television cameras after casting his votes for president and vice president at the Capitol in Sacramento on  December 19, 2016. (Credit: AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

California Electoral College member Benjamin Cardenas displays his ballots to television cameras after casting his votes for president and vice president at the Capitol in Sacramento on December 19, 2016. (Credit: AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at what happened when the Electoral College actually cast their official votes on Monday.

On Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College met in capital cities across the nation to vote in favor of electing Donald Trump as the next president. A majority of 270 votes was required for Trump to win. He received 304 votes to Hillary Clinton’s 227, thus securing his victory.

To learn more, click here to visit the Election Central Web site.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education