Factbox-When and how electors in contested states cast their votes for U.S. president

(Reuters) -Democrat Joe Biden's journey to the White House is set to cross an important threshold on Monday when the U.S.

Reuters December 12, 2020 03:10:29 IST
Factbox-When and how electors in contested states cast their votes for U.S. president

FactboxWhen and how electors in contested states cast their votes for US president

(Reuters) -Democrat Joe Biden's journey to the White House is set to cross an important threshold on Monday when the U.S. Electoral College formally picks the winner of November's presidential election amid an effort by President Donald Trump to reverse his loss.

Electors will gather in state capitols across the country on Monday to formally confirm Biden's win.

Below are states where Trump is trying but failing to overturn Biden's victory through lawsuits and a pressure campaign on state officials to throw out the results and declare him the winner. State lawmakers and governors have largely dismissed the idea.

NEVADA

The meeting of the state's six electors will be entirely virtual, taking place via Zoom at 8:30 a.m. local time (1630 GMT), according to the office of Nevada's Secretary of State, which is organizing the event.

GEORGIA

The state's 16 electors will meet in the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta at 12 p.m. local time (1700 GMT).

ARIZONA

The state's 11 electors will meet at 10 a.m. local time (1700 GMT) in Phoenix. The office of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, which is organizing the event, has not disclosed the specific location where electors will meet, instead saying that the event would be broadcast live on Hobbs' Facebook page.

WISCONSIN

The state's 10 electors will meet in the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison at 12 p.m. local time (1800 GMT).

MICHIGAN

The state's 16 electors will meet in the state legislature's Senate chamber in Lansing, Michigan, at 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT).

PENNSYLVANIA

The state's 20 electors are expected to meet in Harrisburg, though Pennsylvania's Department of State has not yet released details on the meeting.

(Reporting by Jason Lange and Joseph Ax; Editing by Soyoung Kim, Alistair Bell and Grant McCool)

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