It's official. The Electoral College of America has conclusively voted in Donald J Trump as the president of the United States.
Trump successfully surpassed the 270 electoral votes he needed to become president.
I’m honored & humbled to be officially elected today as the next Vice President of the United States of America by the Electoral College.
— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) December 19, 2016
The Electoral College is a method used in the US to ensure that smaller states with a lower population carry an equal weight in the voting, which is what caused Trump to win the presidency despite political rival Hillary Clinton securing over 2.8 million more votes.
Trump's November 9 win came as a shock to those who firmly believed Hillary would win, and ended one of the most divisive political debates in American history.
The feeling when a Texas Republican is doing more than a Maine Democrat. :/ pic.twitter.com/qQAu4M0Uhr
— Ana Mardoll (@AnaMardoll) December 19, 2016
Anti-Trump protestors rallied outside the The Electoral College house chambers and chanted “save our democracy."
Hillary has secured 166 votes so far.
The results of the vote will be officially be declared on January 6.