Breaking: Biden passes 270 in electoral votes, making his election official

The Electoral College cast its votes for president on Monday, officially electing Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.

All 538 electors met in their respective states to cast their votes for president based on the election results that were recently certified by all 50 states and Washington, D.C. California’s 55 electoral votes pushed Biden over the 270 threshold needed to win.

Biden will mark the occasion with an address to the country around 7:30 p.m. ET Monday.

“In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed,” he will say, according to an excerpt of his remarks released by his transition team. “We the People voted. Faith in our institutions held. The integrity of our elections remains intact. And so, now it is time to turn the page. To unite. To heal.”