Mike Pence

Arithmetic and trust, the basis of democracy

On Wednesday, January 6, Vice President Mike Pence will preside over a meeting of the Senate ratifying the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States, with 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump's 232. Until these elections, this meeting was a mere formality on the path between the November 3 vote and the inauguration on January 20.

Biden formally confirmed as president-elect by U.S. Electoral College VIDEO

Electors in Arizona confirmed that 11 votes went to Biden, Pennsylvania gave 20, Nevada 6, Vermont 3, while Tennessee gave Trump 11.
Electors from the federal state of Washington cast their 12 votes to Biden.
Electors from Rhode Island and Virginia cast the votes to Trump.

Trump Moves Step Closer to Conceding Election


Donald Trump has moved a step closer to conceding the US election after saying he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes Joe Biden's victory at the polls.

But he insisted such a decision would be a "mistake," as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that "massive fraud" and crooked officials caused his election defeat.