Michigan electors cast 16 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden

LANSING, Mich.—Michigan’s 16 presidential electors met Monday in Lansing to formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President of the United States.

Michigan has cast all of its 16 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The ceremony, headed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, was held in the state’s Senate chamber.

The state’s legislative offices closed Monday due to threats of violence.

Biden won the battleground state of Michigan by 2.8 percentage points over President Donald Trump in the November election.

Biden secured 306 total Electoral College votes during the November election. Trump earned 232.

It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency.

The Electoral College vote is set to take place in all 50 states on Monday. The results will be sent to Washington D.C. and tallied during a January 6 joint session in Congress.

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