Electoral College Vote Results: When Will We Know Who Won?

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When will we know the results? (Getty)

The electoral college votes today. Right now, Donald Trump is slated to win, with 306 electoral votes to his name. But some voters who supported Clinton are hoping against hope that enough electors will turn faithless that the election will go to Clinton or, at the very least, Trump won’t reach the 270 electors he needs to win and the vote will go to the House of Representatives. How long will it be before we know the results of the electoral college’s votes?

The answer depends on how each state handles its election. However, electors, state officials, and local news are quickly reporting on results, so it looks like we’ll know the “unofficial results” today.

Officially, the electors’ votes won’t be counted until January 6, when Congress meets in a joint session to officially count the votes. Vice President Joe Biden will preside over the count and announce the official results of the electoral college. The President of the Senate will then declare who was elected President and who was elected Vice President. At this point, if no candidate reaches 270 votes, then the House will elect the President through a majority vote from among the top three candidates getting electoral votes, with one vote per state. And the Senate will elect the Vice President by a majority vote from among the top two candidates getting electoral votes.

However, it looks like we will know the unofficial results of who won before January 6. Today, some states are livestreaming their votes, which means that anyone keeping track will know right away who won in those states. Other states or electors are publicly sharing who they voted for. So, although the official results won’t be announced until January, we will have a general idea of who won by the end of the day. You can see exactly what time each state is voting here.

So far, Pennsylvania has announced that all 20 of their electors voted for Trump, along with many other states. Trump looks poised to win. You can see more results, as they are announced, in our story here.

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33 Comments

Nacho Bocho

SICK, DISGUSTING, BUNCH OF UNEDUCATED, LOW LIFE, TRUMP LOSERS!!
HE WILL BE IMPEACHED BEFORE 2017 IS OVER BECAUSE OF HIS BIG, OUT OF CONTROL, RUSSIAN LOVING, LOOSE MOUTH!! AND HIS DAMN TWITTER ACCOUNT!!!!!

Anonymous

You’re the low life you scum ignorant basterd you Hillary loveing sheep.

Otis ray

We already know the results at least the few of us with any smarts if you don’t like it get your blankee and pacifer and go to your safe place

Anonymous

There is no such thing as the popular vote. It’s not in the Constitution and is not the determining factor for selection of the President of the United States.

Anonymous

Neither is involving other countries, gerrymandering and voter suppression. Trumps world looks mighty bleak.

Anonymous

this is all part of the grief process…next step a electoral college recount? lmao

Anonymous

Aren’t the Saudis from a foreign country? You should really read up on how the POTUS is elected, and how that process takes place. Of course you should be in your safe place while reading it.

jisenga

Do you have any idea how many elections the US has meddled in? Israel for one.

Anonymous

The reason the Electoral College was formed was because during the formation of America, states were much more individualized than they are today. During our formative years, a citizen would be much more likely to say “I’m Virginian” than “I’m American.” This created a no win situation given that states were often uninformed and mistrusting of other states in the Union and would blindly support someone local. It was supposed to prevent states from voting in a choice that would be dangerous to the country based on misinformation. The Electoral College was meant to be a fail safe for this exact moment, and it has failed at it’s most basic task.

We are no longer those disjointed states. Now it is time to disband this archaic practice and let the people’s voice be heard. Today the choice of eighty thousand people will outweigh the choice of three million, and that’s simply unamerican.

Michelle Bowen

Then worry about it later but it’s not for this election. It should go by the processes set up for it. If Hillary had won none of you would be bitching about this shit! Seriously CHANGE it in the FUTURE….you can’t throw a tempertantrume it’s very unamerican. They are taking away my rights and the rights of millions of others who voted for him. Doesn’t anyone remmeber how Hilary said it was dispicable to not accept……and yet here she is……

Monroe

SO, From MY Understanding, MY VOTE… Doesn’t Really Matter…Since The Electoral Count IS What Elects The President.
Why Then… Do WE Go Through The Voting Process?
*My Views… ARE, That IF RUSSIA Had ANY Influence On OUR Election Process… ALL Possible Influence SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED.
Who’s To Say… That THEY Didn’t Interfere With The Electoral Count?
Just How Far Would RUSSIA Go?
In MY Mind… THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING WHICH WOULD SERVE TO BENEFIT RUSSIA…After All, It Isn’t The Whole Country…But One Man, PUTIN.
Since The “Tearing Down Of The Wall”,… People Seem To Think That RUSSIA IS NOW OUR FRIEND…*RUSSIA IS NOT OUR FRIENDS…GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY THEY WOULD DESTROY AMERICA AND ALL OF THE FREE WORLD….. TODAY.
***
I FEEL THAT A RECOUNT IS CALLED FOR…OF THE *VOTES (WHICH SHOULD MEAN MORE THAN THE ELECTORAL) SHOULD BE RECOUNTED, THE ELECTORAL VOTES SHOULD BE RECOUNTED… AND A FULL SCALE INVESTIGATION OF RUSSIA’S INVOLVEMENT.
****
JUST THE FACT…. THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED….IS ENOUGH.

THAT May Be…. But, Then, RUSSIA Wouldn’t Be A Topic.
IF They Can HACK The DNC Computers…Why Not The Popular Vote Computers, The Electoral Count Computers, Just As Well?
Merely The Fact… That They Are INVOLVED… Calls For Thorough Investigation… And Another VOTE.
RUSSIA IS NOT OUR FRIEND.
THEY Would Destroy AMERICA, TODAY, Given The Opportunity.
***This Year, Marks The 100th Year Since The Revolution… Only A Gullible Idiot Would Believe Their Goals Are Different NOW, Than They Were, 30 Years Ago.
People Say: “Oh, But, They’re No Longer Communists.”
And, I Say…”BULLSHIT’.

Anonymous

The Electoral vote prevents states like New York and California from having too much power over other states. We are a republic made up of states. Think about why each state has just two senators.

Anonymous

Wrong. We are republic not a pure democracy. There is no mob rule here, majority rule is unamerican. Individualism and minority rights is American. Go spew your collectivist garbage to other brainwashed socialists like yourself.

Anonymous

Actually the Electoral College succeeded in it’s most basic task here. It prevented someone from winning based on misinformation and lies. It succeeded in preventing one state dictating to the rest who our president should be.

Debbie

And let California, New York & Texas determine each president? No thanks, I’ll still to the fair “archaic” practice

Keifer

And let the West Coast & East Coast choose whose going to be POTUS, bad idea.

Matt

there lies the problem. The constitution was made before people started moving all over America. If someone from Texas moves to California, is their vote Texan or Californian? Do they have to go to Texas to be counted voting as a Texan? UNITED states my arse, this is as old as your inches and feet when the rest of the world went metric. Wake up to the times, what about Americans living overseas, which state are they voting into? It’s a farse

Larry I. Lund

Of the first 13 states Delaware and Rhode Island still had equal considerations with all of the larger states. This process is not the work of idiots. In fact is it all about equality of each state within the Republic. It is most sad how people of this day misunderstand the process. This is the problem with reporting poopy vote. It is unnecessary as only the Electoral College votes actually count. While it derives from the overall it is not the determining factor. I am not affiliated with any political party. I do feel the results of 16 is the lessor of 2 evils. The big democratic crying game might wonder how madame H stole Bernie’s win well and above Donald’s overall success..Fear of socialism is a joke. Socialism defines the democrap party. Ex pres Bushy 2’s education mandate of leave all children behind has been an overwhelming success. As to Matt’s statement on measuring standards, we actually use both in manufacturing. Neither system is exclusive. As a machinist and a quality inspector I see advantages of both. I would agree the term United is a very loose term. It is indeed federal vs state in national elections/erections. The fed has greatly exceeded it’s intended powers by usurping the constitution. Yet, I would not be incorrect in stating that all national governments have little care for the little people and have always been most elitist in nature. It might serve well that the elitist nature was well set into place in the US before 3/4 of the nation could even read. Once in place the lie being told enough became truth.

Michelle Bowen

The Popular vote is a bunch of illegals you know it. Notice how NONE of Clinton’s won states were put up in this debate? Losers is what you and the lot of your baby Lefties are!

W Bozsanyi

If the Russians were responsible for the email did they not do the United States Senate a favor because Clinton was supposed to turn all the documents into the Senate which she failed to do and try to destroy and hide and lied

Shaner

The electoral vote is what matters, the popular vote doesn’t have a bearing in the presidential election.
Next we will decide super bowl games on how many fans show up.
Sheesh, if you’re going to live here illegally, at least think a little.

mtrublu

The only popular counts were the ones in each state. There was no single, national election on Nov. 8 . . . F-ing moron.

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