President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump trade data proposal defies common sense, honest accounting Will CPAC denounce Putin's war against democracy? Acting FTC chairwoman targets occupational licensing regulations MORE has clinched the Electoral College vote as the final states cast their ballots to confirm Trump's victory.
Texas put Trump over the 270 electoral vote threshold at about 5:30 Eastern Time, putting him at 304 votes according to news reports across the various states. That's a slight deviation from the results in the 50 states and the District of Columbia that have already cast their official Electoral College votes.
Clinton has received 227 votes as of 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time.
All of the electors in Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Arizona, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, Michigan, Utah, Wyoming, Missouri, Alaska, Iowa, Montana Texas and North Dakota voted for Trump, as per their states' votes on Election Day.
Illinois, Vermont, Virginia, Delaware, California, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, Oregon and Washington D.C. have all backed Clinton, in line with their states' votes. In Hawaii, three votes went to Clinton, while one voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPerez and Ellison agree on DNC playing neutral role in primary Sanders, not Trump, is the real working-class hero Big Pharma must address high drug prices MORE.
Trump also won a vote from one of Maine's two congressional districts, which awards a vote to the popular vote winner. Clinton received the other three, as per the results on Election Day. Eight of Washington state's 12 electors voted for Clinton—but four went rogue, two voting for Colin Powell and two voting for "faith spotted eagle" according to The Seattle Times.
Two Republicans defected in Texas--one chose Ohio Gov. John Kasich while the other chose former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Trump won 306 electoral votes on Election Day to Clinton's 232. And while electors are not constitutionally bound to adhere to that vote, en masse defections haven't been seen in more than 100 years.
Protests and pressure from liberals have focused on trying to push Republican electors to change their vote—so far to no avail.
One elector in Minnesota attempted to vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the state invalidated his vote and swore in an alternate, who voted along with the rest of the electors to deliver all of the 10 electoral votes to Clinton. A similar situation occurred in Colorado and Maine.
Updated 7:11 p.m.