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The meeting of the U.S. Congress that will seal Biden's win By Reuters

The meeting of the U.S. Congress that will seal Biden's win By Reuters
Explainer: The meeting of the U.S. Congress that will seal Biden's win

A total of 538 electoral votes are allotted to states and the District of Columbia based on their congressional representation.Biden captured 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232.states and the District of Columbia that declare their electoral votes.A majority of each chamber must support an objection for any electoral votes to be voided.

If enough electoral votes were voided, neither Biden nor Trump would have the 270 votes needed to secure the presidency, and Congress would pick the next president.A majority of both chambers needs to support an objection for electoral votes to be voided, and Democrats control the House.

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