Electoral College Members Meeting Across the Country to Cast Votes

The 538 electors are meeting today to cast their votes in the last step of the presidential election. But what is usually a formality has taken on new significance this year with Donald Trump’s election and calls for electors to defect.

In order to win the election, candidates need to reach 270 Electoral College votes. Trump reached that mark, garnering 306 electoral votes on Nov. 8 compared to Hillary Clinton’s 232 votes, although he trails her in the popular vote.

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