In fact, the 3 November 2021 presidential election, most news organizations announced Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as winners a few days later.
The states also certify their results before 8 December 2020 and the Electoral College meets on 14 December. 2020.
But there is still a bit of electoral work to be resolved between now and January 20, 2021.
When Biden and Harris will be sworn in as the next president and vice president of the United States.
On January 6, 2020, Congress will meet in joint session to formally count the Electoral College votes submitted by the states.
The electoral vote is brought to the assembly in an ornate box, the members of Congress examine it.
Then the incumbent vice president, acting as president of the Senate, announced the winner, as reported by YahooNews, Thursday (31/12/2020).
In this case, Vice President Mike Pence will announce victory for his opponents.
It would be a tough pill to swallow, but other vice presidents have, including Richard Nixon in 1961 and Al Gore in 2001.