In US history, the position is assumed through a ceremony held in the Capitol in front of an expected crowd of adherents.
After the elections in the United States, former Vice President Joe Biden will be the 46th president in the history of the country and it is that since 1992 a president has not been reelected there. Biden will have by his side Kamala Harris as vice president, who would be the first woman to assume this position in the history of the country.
Biden will take over as president on January 20, since in US history the position is assumed through a ceremony held in the Capitol in front of an expected crowd of adherents, prior to this scenario the Electoral College is the one who makes the election official and appoints the elected president and vice president.
It should be noted that despite all these plans and stages, it is not known if this date will be respected Since Donald Trump threatens accusing of fraud in these elections, this electoral process will go down in history as one of the longest and most complicated due to the high vote received by both candidates.
In this country, each of the 50 states has its own electoral rules, but federal law establishes a common date for counting to be completed.
It is known as the “safe harbor” date, and this time it’s December 8.
By that date, says federal legislation, all information on the results must have reached “safe harbor”, that is, must have been delivered by the electoral authorities of every state And, in a normal situation, it must begin to be clarified who will be the new president.
Then, on December 14 the Electoral College meets, the entity that actually elects the president.
The winning candidate in each state is entitled to the endorsement of all delegates from that state (with the exception of Maine and Nebraska). For example, whoever wins in the state of Florida gets the adherence of all 29 delegates in the Electoral College.
This meeting normally has a purely ceremonial character. But this year some warn that the event could be more important.
It cannot be ruled out that, due to the controversy surrounding the president’s allegations of alleged voter fraud, especially around voting by mail, in some states where the Republican Party controls the state legislature, this could not accept as valid the election results in your state.
The state legislature could, on its own, assign the Republican candidate the delegates to the Electoral College.
Once the Electoral College has manifested itself, the also recently elected United States Federal Congress meets in Washington from January 3, 2021, and on January 6, certifies the result of the presidential election, according to what the Electoral College has stated.