On November 3, 2020, US citizens will go to vote in presidential elections, in which Donald Trump and Joe Biden compete for the position in the White House.
However, although the citizens vote on that day, they do not elect the president and vice president directly, since their electoral system is indirect and it is organized through what is known as the Electoral College.
This Electoral College is made up of 538 delegates or electors, elected by the citizens, to whom the election of the president and vice president is delegated. Members of the Electoral College vote in each of the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia to the presidential candidate in mid-December.
Thus, it is the day of December 15 when the Electoral College casts the final votes and the winner of the presidential elections is officially determined. However, already in the night of November 3, when counting what was voted by the population, it is possible to get an idea of who will win the elections.
Candidates for president need at least the vote of 270 voters, that is, more than half, to win the presidential election. This specific data is not known until December. In fact, the candidate who has received the most popular votes does not always win the elections.