The Electoral College formalized Donald Trump’s election victory today despite protests around the country to encourage GOP electors to abandon the Republican, NBC reports.
The president-elect easily racked up the 270 electoral votes needed to send him to the White House. Interest in the normally mundane voting process spiked this year.
An Associated Press survey of the electoral college’s 538 members found there was little interest from members in breaking from voting how their states did. Thirty-seven electors needed to defect from Trump to stop him from winning.