The Heat: U.S. politics and COVID-19

The Heat

The Electoral College votes to confirm the next president of the United States.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 deaths passes 300,000 in the U.S. as the first vaccinations begin. 

Nearly six weeks after Americans cast their ballots to elect Joe Biden as the next president, the Electoral College voted on Monday to make it official.

It’s a largely procedural process that has generally gone unnoticed, until now. That’s because President Trump refuses to concede, alleging voter fraud and launching numerous lawsuits to overturn the results with no success.

Meanwhile, early voting has started in the state of Georgia for two Senate runoff races that will determine which party will control the U.S. Senate.

And COVID-19 vaccinations are underway as the U.S. reaches another grim milestone, 300,000 deaths.

To discuss:

  • Amy Holmes is a writer for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and a columnist for the Swiss weekly “Die Weltwoche”.
  • Eric Bolling is host of “America This Week” on Sinclair Broadcasting.
  • Rashad Richey is a talk-radio host and political analyst.  
  • Katie Barlow is Lawyer and Co-Founder & Editor of DC Circuit Breaker

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