The Electoral College meets in the state capitals to officially elect the next President. Joe Biden, the presumptive president-elect, is officially elected president after securing California's 55 electoral votes and will be inaugurated on January 20. Outgoing President Donald Trump continues to dispute the results of the election, claiming widespread electoral fraud, despite numerous failed lawsuits.
In a 257–150 vote, the House of Representatives approves a bill that would reverse changes to the operations of the Postal Service implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, amid a series of backlogs and delays in the delivery of mail following his appointment in June. The bill also aims to provide the agency financial support worth $25 billion in preparation for an expected surge in postal voting in the upcoming election due to the pandemic.
President Trump replaces Brad Parscale as campaign manager with Bill Stepien, former White House political director and a field director for the 2016 presidential campaign. Parscale, who has reportedly been blamed for the poorly attended rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month, will stay on as senior adviser.
A New York Times-Siena College poll finds there is no clear Democratic Party frontrunner among voters in Iowa three months away from the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses. Senator Elizabeth Warren leads the poll with 22 percent, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders with 19 percent. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds 18 percent in a rise to third place, while former Vice President Joe Biden, seen by many to be the frontrunner for his party's nomination, comes in fourth place with 17 percent.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he won't challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party's nomination for President in the 2020 presidential election, leaving Bill Weld as the only other major candidate for the nomination.