As Washington prepares to inaugurate the 45th president of the United States; Donald J. Trump faces one final hurdle.
The electoral college has to ratify state results.
The Republican members of the college, known as electors, have come under intense pressure to do an about turn and abandon Trump.
Not all Republican electors see Trump as a great president to be, in fact many feel embarrassed by his election.
However, despite hostility to Trump they feel bound by duty, history or party allegiance to rubber-stamp the results.
Some celebrities are teaming up to urge Republicans in the Electoral College to vote against President-elect Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/fJAVZcdIdE
— BD (@bcessay) 16 Aralık 2016
There are 538 electors and a threshold of 270 hands the keys to the White House to the winning candidate.
The college is a process, which acts as a compromise between the election of a president by Congress and the election of a president by the popular vote.