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US elections 2020

US Electoral College formally confirms Joe Biden's victory over Trump

Vote all but ends president's campaign to overturn his loss in the Nov. 3 election

Kathy Dahlkemper of Erie County, parliamentarian of the Electoral College casts her ballot during the 59th Pennsylvania Electoral College meeting, where the commonwealth’s 20 electors unanimously voted for Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Dec. 14.   © Reuters

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) -- Democrat Joe Biden on Monday won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that formally determines the U.S. presidency, all but ending President Donald Trump's floundering campaign to overturn his loss in the Nov. 3 election.

California, the most populous state, delivered its 55 electoral votes to Biden on Monday afternoon, officially putting the former vice president over the 270 votes needed to secure the White House. Based on November's results, Biden earned 306 Electoral College votes to the Republican Trump's 232.

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