Trump Passes 270 Electoral College Vote Count For Presidency

By Wallace Witkowski Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Donald Trump cleared the bar of 270 cast electoral college votes late Monday, putting him on track to become the nation's 45th president. With 306 electoral college votes pledged in the Nov. 8 election, Trump surpassed the needed 270 votes to secure the presidency following votes cast in Texas, according to a tally by the Associated Press. The final vote count will be certified by Congress on Jan. 6.

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