Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college members to meet Monday afternoon

Written by on December 14, 2020

Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college members to meet Monday afternoon

By Sam Dunklau

November 14, 2020

The Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg. Gov. Tom Wolf / Flickr

Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college members are expected to formalize President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ election victory in the state yesterday.

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According to state law, the group was appointed by the Democratic party and certified by Governor Tom Wolf following Election Day.

They will now meet at the Capitol to cast their ballots, which are then verified by a federal judge and the Secretary of State, among other people.

The process is a formality that usually receives little attention, though four years ago, waves of protestors tried to convince electors to vote for Hillary Clinton.

This year, repeated and baseless attempts to challenge the vote led by President Donald Trump’s campaign have led to speculation that the GOP-controlled legislature would appoint the president’s electors instead of Biden’s.

That’s not likely to happen, though: Senate President Jake Corman is among those who say the legislature will play no role in the electoral college at this point.

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