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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):

5:28 p.m.

Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country.

Monday's vote ensures that the billionaire will become America's 45th president.

Texas put the Republican president-elect over the 270-vote threshold. Electors had been deluged with emails, phone calls and letters urging them not to support Trump. Two Texas electors cast protest votes against Trump, but in the end he had more than he needed.

The Electoral College has 538 members, with the number allocated to each state based on how many representatives it has in the House plus one for each senator. The District of Columbia gets three, despite the fact that the home to Congress has no vote in Congress.

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4:58 p.m.

Iowa's six Electoral College voters have cast their ballots for Republican Donald Trump, bringing him within a breath of the 270 votes required to formally win the presidency.

That brings his Electoral College total to 268, while Hillary Clinton's stands at 166.

She won the popular vote and protests simmered around the country, urging members of the Electoral College to rebel and vote for someone other than Trump.

Trump remains poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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4:51 p.m.

Three Montana members of the Electoral College have voted for Republican Donald Trump.

That brings his elector total to 262 — just short of the 270 required to formally win the presidency.

Hillary Clinton's total is 166. She won the popular vote and protests bubbled around the country as pressure mounted for members of the Electoral College to rebel and vote for someone other than Trump.

That didn't look likely to happen.

But Trump remains poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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4:44 p.m.

New Jersey's 14 electors formally selected Democrat Hillary Clinton for president on Monday, bringing her total to 166 — still behind Donald Trump and the number required to become president.

Trump's Electoral College total stands at 259, just shy of the 270 he needs to formally win the White House.

Solidly Democratic New Jersey awarded all of the state's Electoral College votes to the former senator and secretary of state.

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4:18 p.m.

The eleven members of the Electoral College from Massachusetts have chosen Hillary Clinton for president and brought her total to 139.

She won the popular vote in the Nov. 8 election, but Republican Donald Trump is poised to win the formal electoral vote to certify the nation's 45th president. Trump has 256 of the 270 votes required to win the White House.

A few hundred protesters opposed to Trump's election rallied outside the statehouse earlier in the day, with some calling for a change in the Electoral College that would guarantee the national popular vote winner becomes president.

Similar protests were held in state capitals around the U.S. on Monday.

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3:58 p.m.

Four members of the Electoral College in Washington state cast their votes for a candidate other than statewide popular vote winner Hillary Clinton.

It's the first time in four decades the state's electors have broken from the popular vote for president. Washington's 12 electors met Monday afternoon in the state Capitol to complete the constitutional formality. Clinton got eight votes while other candidates got the remaining four.

Republican Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232 in the Nov. 8 election.

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3:21 p.m.

Donald Trump is closing in on the 270 votes he needs to formally win the presidency.

Arizona and Missouri electors pushed him to 245 votes Monday, while Democrats Hillary Clinton had 120.

She won the national popular vote, and protests continued around the country in state capitols where electors were meeting Monday.

But Trump remains poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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3:01 p.m.

Electors in Wyoming and one in Maine have pushed Republican Donald Trump closer to formally winning the presidency.

The votes bring Trump's total to 219 electors. Oregon, New Mexico and Colorado — plus three in Maine — bring Democrat Hillary Clinton's total to 120.

Two hundred-seventy votes are required to win the White House. Trump is expected to reach that threshold.

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2:48 p.m.

A Texas elections official says as many as four of the state's presidential electors may be replaced before Republicans begin casting ballots in the Electoral College, though Donald Trump isn't expected to lose any of those votes.

Texas Secretary of State spokeswoman Alicia Pierce says up to three electors may be disqualified for having jobs with the federal government. Another elector previously resigned after expressing concern about Trump's presidential qualifications.

Because Republicans will pick the replacements, Trump isn't expected to lose those electors.

Texas has 38 presidential electors.

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2:30 p.m.

Electors in Michigan and Florida have cast their combined 35 votes for Donald Trump, making his Electoral College total jump closer to the amount required to formally win the presidency.

The states, with 16 and 19 votes respectively, bring Trump's total to 215 electors. Two hundred-seventy votes are required to win the White House.

Democrat Hillary Clinton has 96 votes. She won the national popular vote, and protests continued around the country in state capitols where electors were meeting Monday.

But Trump remains poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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2:14 p.m.

North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah have pushed Republican Donald Trump closer to the 270 votes required to win the presidency.

The states' electors gave Trump 166 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 96 as protests simmered around the country.

Trump is poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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2:02 p.m.

A second elector — this one in Minnesota — has refused to cast a vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Monday's Electoral College tally.

It wasn't immediately clear why Muhammad Abdurrahman didn't vote for Clinton, but he was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention.

The electors are pledged to cast Minnesota's 10 electoral votes for Clinton since she won the state.

Abdurrahman was immediately replaced by an alternate who later voted for Clinton.

Earlier in the day, a so-called "faithless elector" in Maine cast his vote for Sanders, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Clinton. David Bright said on his Facebook page that he cast his vote for Sanders because voting for Clinton would not have helped her win.

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1:44 p.m.

The latest votes give 10 electors each to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Monday's Electoral College vote for president. Trump remains far ahead in the formal vote and is expected to win the 270 votes required to win the White House.

Wisconsin's 10 electors have chosen statewide winner Trump, bringing his total to 144 electoral votes. Maryland's 10 electors have chosen Clinton, bringing her total to 59.

The former secretary of state won the national popular vote in the Nov. 8 election. Protesters rallied at state capitols around the country to persuade electors to choose someone other than Trump in the Electoral College vote on Monday.

Trump is poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.

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1:10 p.m.

Electors from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio and Louisiana have given Republican Donald Trump 134 of the 270 electoral votes required to formally win the presidency.

The new total includes 20 votes from Pennsylvania, 18 from Ohio, 15 from North Carolina and eight from Louisiana.

Democrat Hillary Clinton has 43 electoral votes, including 29 from her home state of New York.

She won the national popular vote in the Nov. 8 election, and protesters rallied at state capitols around the country against Trump's expected victory in the Electoral College Monday.

Trump is poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789. That's far more than the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency.

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