Analysis predicts that this year’s US general election may take a long time before the final result will be released.
In accordance with the normal procedure, each state assembly needs to appoint electors based on the results of universal suffrage on or before December 8. The electors met in the state capital on December 14 to elect the president.
On January 6 next year, under the auspices of Vice President Pence, both houses of the next Congress will count the electoral votes of each state and officially announce the results of the election. The president-elect will be sworn in on January 20.
If the states fail to resolve the counting dispute before the death line on December 8th, the state assembly may elect electors on its own in accordance with Article 2 of the Constitution, but according to the Electoral Calculation Act, the result needs to be stamped by the state seal by the governor , Delivered to the Director of the National Archives. If the governor refuses to send it, the dispute may be handed over to Congress.
If the two parties still cannot resolve the dispute in Congress, or Trump and Biden fail to formally obtain more than half of the electoral votes, the House of Representatives will have the right to elect the next president with one vote from each state; the Senate has the right to elect the next president. vice-president.
If both parties refuse to accept the result of the congressional vote, the dispute will continue until January 20 next year, that is, before Trump and Vice President Pence expire in accordance with the constitutional terms, the position of President and Vice President will be vacant, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives will be sworn in as President.