The ballots were cast throughout the day by individual electors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and they mirror their state’s popular vote.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. ET, California electors cast their 55 votes for Biden, pushing him over the crucial threshold of 270 electoral votes to 302. After Hawaii’s 4 votes are tallied later on Monday, Biden is projected to receive 306 electoral votes total. Trump won 232 votes.
Biden plans to address the nation on Monday night, where he will emphasize that “the integrity of our elections remains intact.”
“And so, now it is time to turn the page. To unite. To heal,” Biden will say, according to speech excerpts released by the transition.
Once electors have formally recorded their votes for president and vice president, the next major event in the Electoral College Process is a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, during which both chambers will officially count the electoral votes.
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to preside over the Jan. 6 proceedings in his formal role as president of the Senate, a job which also includes announcing the results.
Any objections in Congress to the electoral votes must be submitted in writing and signed by at least one member of the House and one senator. If an objection arises, the two chambers consider the objection separately.