The Electoral College formally elected Joe Biden as the President and Senator Kamala Harris as the Vice President of the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020.
On Dec. 14, the Electoral College officially voted to make Biden the 46th president of the U.S, formalizing his November victory under the constitutional procedure. The Democratic electors cast their votes even in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, where Trump has contested the results. The votes were rolled out throughout the day, with electors gathering in all fifty state capitals and Washington, D.C. The states held brief ceremonies and recorded all of their votes for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.
California, the nation's largest state with 55 Democratic electors slate, cleared the 270-vote mark and placed Biden above the Electoral College threshold to win the presidency. The electoral votes will be sent to Washington, and during the Congress's joint session, it will be counted and certified on Jan. 6, 2021.
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and New York Attorney General Letitia James released statements after they cast their votes for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris.