Pennsylvania and Nevada certify their election results for Biden while North Carolina verifies its vote for Trump
- Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes and Nevada’s six will go to Joe Biden
- North Carolina certified that Trump won that state’s 15 electoral votes
- Transition formally began on Monday after key federal agency authorized it
North Carolina’s election board certified the state’s presidential vote totals on Tuesday, awarding the state’s 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump.
Pennsylvania finalized Biden as winner of that state’s 20 electoral votes, the state’s governor said on Tuesday, cementing Biden’s victory in the key political battleground state.
Governor Tom Wolf tweeted that the Pennsylvania Department of State had ‘certified’ the results of the November 3 vote, after Michigan did the same on Monday, in the latest setback to Trump’s attempts to overturn his defeat.
Pennsylvania and Nevada have certified their election results, showing President-elect Joe Biden as the winner there
‘As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,’ Wolf wrote, referring to Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.
Biden won the state by 81,000 votes out of some 6.9 million cast. Trump had taken the state by 44,000 votes over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Appearing before the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske officially certified Nevada’s 2020 general election results, showing Biden as the winner of the state’s six electoral votes.
Cegavske, a Republican, did not verbally acknowledge Biden the winner of the presidential race.
The Nevada Supreme Court signed the canvassing for each county prior to official certification of the results.
North Carolina’s election board certified the state’s presidential vote totals on Tuesday, awarding the state’s 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump
Biden is projected to secure 306 electoral college votes to Trump’s 232, making the Democrat the winner of the election.
States are scheduled to certify their results by December 8, ahead of the Electoral College meeting on December 14.
Trump had made Pennsylvania, one of the states he needed to win reelection, a key part of his failed legal attempts to overturn his election defeat.
He has claimed, without proof, that he was defeated due to fraudulent voting and counting practices in several states.
Over the weekend a Pennsylvania judge rejected a legal challenge submitted by the Trump campaign which sought to nullify millions of votes.
And the Pennsylvania Supreme Court turned back another Trump challenge Monday over counting mailed votes where the ballots were not completed perfectly.
Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers officially certified Biden’s win on Monday after he topped Trump by nearly 156,000 votes out of the 5.5 million cast.
Georgia certified Biden’s victory there on Friday after a recount, but will undertake another machine review of the ballots at the Trump campaign’s request. Almost no one expects a different result.