Trump wins the 270 electoral votes to become president

Donald Trump and Mike Pence wave to the audience
President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage with vice president-elect Mike Pence during a rally in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Donald trump won the required 270 Electoral College votes to formally become the president elect, according the New York times.

Electors casted their votes Monday, with only a few electors changing their vote despite protest, giving Trump about 290 of the electoral votes, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

There were efforts by anti-Trump protesters to try to persuade electors to change their votes and be “faithless,” which means they wouldn’t vote for Trump regardless if he won their states.

The final step is for Congress to count the votes, which is scheduled to be on Jan. 6.