Biden officially clinches Electoral College votes with California certification | TheHill

President-elect Joe Biden formally clinched the number of Electoral College votes he needs to take the White House next month after California certified its election Friday.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D) certified that the state is assigning Biden its 55 electors after reviewing the election results, pushing his total to 279 — nine more than the 270 he needs to be elected president.

The nation’s electors will meet in their states to cast their votes, which will be tallied in a Jan. 6 joint session of Congress.

Biden officially clinches Electoral College votes with California certification | TheHill