(NBC News) Donald Trump is now the official President-elect of the United States.
With a backdrop of protests, members of the Electoral College cast their vote at the state capitals of all 50 states Monday.
In the end Trump received 305 votes and Hillary Clinton 232, both with defectors voting for someone else.
Still, Trump has an uphill battle. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows 54 percent of Americans are either pessimistic or uncertain about a Trump presidency.
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