Electoral College: Donald Trump Has 219 Electoral Votes to Hillary Clinton's 120

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Electoral College: Donald Trump Has 219 Electoral Votes to Hillary Clinton's 120


A protester holds up a sign as a group demonstrates in freezing temperatures at the Statehouse, ahead of New Jersey's Electoral College, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):

3:01 p.m.

Electors in Wyoming and one in Maine have pushed Republican Donald Trump closer to formally winning the presidency.

The votes bring Trump's total to 219 electors. Oregon, New Mexico and Colorado -- plus three in Maine -- bring Democrat Hillary Clinton's total to 120.

Two hundred-seventy votes are required to win the White House. Trump is expected to reach that threshold.

2:48 p.m.

A Texas elections official says as many as four of the state's presidential electors may be replaced before Republicans begin casting ballots in the Electoral College, though Donald Trump isn't expected to lose any of those votes.

Texas Secretary of State spokeswoman Alicia Pierce says up to three electors may be disqualified for having jobs with the federal government. Another elector previously resigned after expressing concern about Trump's presidential qualifications.

Because Republicans will pick the replacements, Trump isn't expected to lose those electors.

Texas has 38 presidential electors.

2:30 p.m.

Electors in Michigan and Florida have cast their combined 45 votes for Donald Trump, making his his Electoral College total jump closer to the amount required to formally win the presidency.

The states, with 16 and 19 votes respectively, bring Trump's total to 215 electors. Two hundred-seventy votes are required to win the White House.

Democrat Hillary Clinton has 96 votes. She won the national popular vote, and protests continued around the country in state capitols where electors were meeting Monday.

But Trump remains poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

2:14 p.m.

North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah have pushed Republican Donald Trump closer to the 270 votes required to win the presidency.

The states' electors gave Trump 166 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 96 as protests simmered around the country.

Trump is poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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2:02 p.m.

A second elector -- this one in Minnesota -- has refused to cast a vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Monday's Electoral College tally.

It wasn't immediately clear why Muhammad Abdurrahman didn't vote for Clinton, but he was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention.

The electors are pledged to cast Minnesota's 10 electoral votes for Clinton since she won the state.

Abdurrahman was immediately replaced by an alternate who later voted for Clinton.

Earlier in the day, a so-called "faithless elector" in Maine cast his vote for Sanders, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Clinton. David Bright said on his Facebook page that he cast his vote for Sanders because voting for Clinton would not have helped her win.

1:44 p.m.

The latest votes give 10 electors each to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Monday's Electoral College vote for president. Trump remains far ahead in the formal vote and is expected to win the 270 votes required to win the White House.

Wisconsin's 10 electors have chosen statewide winner Trump, bringing his total to 144 electoral votes. Maryland's 10 electors have chosen Clinton, bringing her total to 59.

The former secretary of state won the national popular vote in the Nov. 8 election. Protesters rallied at state capitols around the country to persuade electors to choose someone other than Trump in the Electoral College vote on Monday. …

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