14 Dec 2020

Electoral College to confirm Joe Biden win

America’s electoral college – the body that actually appoints a president, based on the votes cast in each state – was once likened to the appendix: “It doesn’t do much good, but when it gets inflamed there’s big trouble!”

This is what almost happened this year, when Donald Trump tried to overturn his defeat in the courts. But today the Electoral College convenes to ratify the result – and presumably deal the final blow to President’s Trump’s hopes.