RALEIGH – Aside from some tough losses and close races, North Carolina has been free from the suspicious irregularities and massive anomalies in focus among half a dozen other states. It may not be a coincidence then that the Old North State’s presidential electors will cast their ballots for President Donald Trump.
The 15 electors for the State of North Carolina are meeting in the House Chamber of the Old State Capitol building, built in 1840 and, at one point, the building housed the office of the Governor, the Supreme Court, the chambers of the General Assembly, and other other state offices.
The ceremony, which is pretty routine, will be held at 12:00 PM Monday, and electors must vote for the candidate who won the state’s popular vote, or face a fine according to North Carolina law.
Other states, of course, are doing this across the country — even the state’s with unbelievable results. As such, Joe Biden is expected to receive 306 to Donald Trump’s 232 electoral votes.
But it’s not over, yet. Congress convenes to officially count the electoral college vote on January 6, 2021. The ‘winner’ isn’t sworn in until January 20, which, incidentally, is the only date that appears in the Constitution.
While the die seems to have been cast, if 2020 has taught us anything, it might be to ‘never say never’ — even in 2021.