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Electoral college explained: how the US election is an uphill battle for Biden | US news

Who elects the US president?

When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.

Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed

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2020 election: Electoral College affirms Biden win, shaking loose fresh Republican recognition

It’s a constitutionally mandated ritual that’s typically no more than a curious afterthought following a presidential election, but the ceremonial vote took on newfound significance this year as President Donald Trump and his GOP allies made unprecedented efforts to subvert the popular will of the voters and overturn Biden’s November victory.

The vote finally shook loose statements acknowledging Biden’s win from previously reluctant Republicans, but Republican-appointed electors in several states gathered to hold symbolic votes for Trump — while a retiring Republican congressman announcing he was leaving the party over his colleagues’ unwillingness to move on.

The Electoral College votes

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Computer repairman in Hunter Biden laptop scandal sues Twitter

A Delaware computer repairman who went public with the sordid contents of Hunter Biden’s hard drive is now suing Twitter for defamation — claiming its content moderation unfairly branded him a “hacker.”

In October, The Post exclusively reported on the tranche of damaging documents on the laptop that was left at John Paul Mac Isaac’s repair store in April 2019 but never collected.

The emails detailing Hunter Biden’s shady overseas business dealings are reportedly now part of a federal tax probe into President-elect Joe Biden’s scandal-scarred son, but social media giant Twitter immediately blocked users from sharing it online, claiming

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Trump says for first time he’ll leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden

“Certainly I will, and you know that,” Trump said when asked by a reporter about leaving the White House if Biden is declared the winner on December 14. “I will and, you know that.”

“It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud,” Trump said without evidence.

“As to whether or not we can get this apparatus moving quickly — because time isn’t on our side, everything else is on our side, facts are on our side, this was a massive fraud.”

The President falsely added that if Biden is declared the
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Exit polls 2020: Young Americans and White college-educated voters flock to Biden in several battleground states

In Wisconsin, nearly 3 in 5 voters under the age of 30 supported Biden, compared with only 47{c4cf6ba696bcdcdf86b604b720875a2a98cda9c220bbcc2ba24070e6e282b06f} who cast ballots for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. Next door in Minnesota, nearly two-thirds of young voters selected Biden, compared to 45{c4cf6ba696bcdcdf86b604b720875a2a98cda9c220bbcc2ba24070e6e282b06f} who voted for Clinton. They helped propel him to victory in those states.

The former vice president also made gains among White voters with college degrees in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona and Nevada, capturing a larger share of that group than Clinton did four years earlier. He captured a double-digit lead with the group in Arizona and Pennsylvania,

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