Across the U.S. Monday, every state's winning slate of electors will gather in person in the state capitals to cast their votes for president and vice president. Despite the efforts of some Democrats to pressure Republican electors to change their votes, there is no indication that they will have much of an impact.
The Associated Press tried to reach all 538 electors and interviewed more than 330 of them. It found "widespread Democratic aggravation with the electoral process but little expectation that the hustle of anti-Trump maneuvering can derail him." Three dozen GOP electors would have to switch their votes, and so far, only one has said he would.
Barring a major number of these so-called "faithless electors" -- those electors who do not vote in accordance with the outcome of their states -- Donald Trump is expected to hit the electoral majority of 270 electoral votes some time in the 3 p.m. ET hour Monday.
Throughout the day Monday -- the timing of the Electoral College meeting varies by state -- electors will cast their votes, which will be sent on to the nation's capital by late December.
Then, on the afternoon of Jan. 6, Vice President Joe Biden will open the electoral votes before a joint session of the new Congress, where they will be counted.