NEWS ALERT: ELECTORAL COLLEGE MEETS DECEMBER 14TH AT 12 P.M. IN HARTFORD
NEWS ALERT: THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE MEETS ON DECEMBER 14, 2020 AT 12 P.M. AT THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE IN HARTFORD.
Article II of the U.S. Constitution clearly specifies how the president is chosen by Electors & how the votes for president will be counted.
It states "The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Govern- ment of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed...." The “3 U.S.C. § 7-The President § 7-“Meeting and Vote of Elector’s” states "The electors of President and Vice President of each State shall meet and give their votes on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December next following their appointment at such place in each State as the legislature of such State shall direct" which is Monday, December 14,2020.
Former Vice President Joseph Biden & U.S. Senator Kamala Harris received 59.24% of the vote in Connecticut on November 3rd to President Donald Trump & Vice President Mike Pence votes of 39.21% according to official results from the Secretary of State's website. In Middletown, Biden-Harris received 65.97% to Trump-Pence 32.37%. The Electoral Votes for Biden-Harris is 306 to Trump-Pence 236 according to the Associated Press. It takes 270 electoral votes to become president.
As a result of this victory from the Biden-Harris ticket they will receive Connecticut's seven electoral votes on December 14th.
According to State Senator Matthew Lesser the Electors will meet at 12 p.m. on December 14th at the Secretary of State office. Lesser stated “I am not sure at this point if the State Capitol Building will be open to the public. It hasn’t been because of the pandemic.” By December 23rd, the certificates Electors sign must be delivered to the President of the Senate-Vice President Mike Pence. On January 6, 2021,
A Joint Session of Congress would count the votes & declare the results according to the Congressional Research Service.
For more information about the Electoral College and the vote count from the Secretary of State’s Office please see the following websites: