Members of the Electoral College from states around the nation formally cast their votes today. It was Texas, which voted at around 5:28 p.m., that pushed Trump past the needed amount of votes to cement his place as the president-elect. Barring anything absolutely crazy happening, he will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, almost exactly one month from now.
There were people, lots of them, holding out a slim hope that the electors would go against the vote of people in their state and refuse to cast their votes for Trump. A recent petition asking electors to do just that was the most popular ever in the history of change.org, and dozens of members of the electoral college were asking for more info on the Russia hack and its influence before they’d cast their vote. A couple of Democratic electors even said at one point they planned to change their votes and were trying to influence their Republican colleagues to do the same.
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) December 19, 2016