US election outcomes: Biden has received election. What occurs now?

*:Not([hidden]): not (style) ~ *: not ([hidden]): not (style) {margin-top: 1rem;}]]>Related topics * {margin: calc (0.5rem / 2);}]]>

  • 2020 US election

Image rightsGetty Images *:Not([hidden]): not (style) ~ *: not ([hidden]): not (style) {margin-top: 1rem;}]]>

Joe Biden is set to garner the 270 electoral college votes needed to beat Donald Trump in the White House race. What’s happening now?

The former vice president can’t get his furniture to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue right away – there are some things that must be done first.

It’s usually a smooth process, but this time around there are additional complications due to likely legal challenges in choosing.

When will Joe Biden become President?

First, the votes must be certified in each state. This is usually a formality and will happen over the next few weeks.

The US Constitution states that the new term begins on January 20 at 12:00 noon.

It does this at a ceremony called the inauguration in the capital, Washington DC. The new President and Vice-President take an oath of office, which is taken by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

So expect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be inaugurated on January 20th, 2021.

Image rightsGetty ImagesImage descriptionJoe Biden at Trump’s inauguration in 2017

There are exceptions to this schedule. If a president dies or resigns in office, the vice president is sworn in as soon as possible.

  • Watch the moment the BBC projects Biden’s victory
  • What’s happening now?
  • Making history – the first female vice president
  • What Biden’s victory means for the rest of the world
  • US election results in maps and charts
  • Election results in full

What is the change of presidency?

This is the period between the election result and the start of the new presidential term on January 20th.

The new president gathers a group called the Transition Team as they prepare to take power immediately after the inauguration – and the Biden team has already set up a transition website.

You will select people to serve in the cabinet, discuss political priorities, and prepare for government.

Image rightsReutersImage descriptionThe President and President-Elect had a pretty cool handover in 2016

Members of the team go to federal agencies to find out about things like impending deadlines, budgets, and which career employees are doing what.

They collect all of this information for the incoming staff and still make themselves available to help after the inauguration. Some of them may remain on duty.

In 2016, President Barack Obama met his successor Donald Trump and their photos in the Oval Office showed how little warmth there was and remains between them.

Joe Biden has spent months putting together his transition team, raising money to fund it, and last week he launched a website about it.

What words will we hear a lot about?

Elected President: If a candidate wins the election but has not yet been sworn in as the new President on January 20th, they are called that.

Cabinet: Joe Biden will soon announce who he wants in his cabinet, the top team at the highest government level. It includes heads of all major departments and agencies.

Confirmation Hearing: Many of the top government posts occupied by the president require Senate approval. The individuals selected by Mr. Biden are interviewed by Senate committees in a hearing, followed by a vote to approve or reject.

Celtic: As President-elect, Mr. Biden receives increased protection from the secret service and his code name is Celtic. These names are chosen by the candidate. Mr Trump was a Mughal and Kamala Harris has reportedly selected Pioneer.

Will there be legal challenges?

Almost definitely. Mr Trump has proposed challenging all of the “states recently alleged by Biden” by claiming fraud but not providing evidence.

And it is reported that his headhunting campaign is top lawyers to lead the prosecution.

Your efforts to get some absentee votes would start in state courts but could end in the Supreme Court. However, legal experts have suggested that the lawsuits are unlikely to succeed in changing the results.

Some states are also expected to have recounts requested by the Trump campaign, but are not expected to change the outcome.

What if Trump doesn’t give in?

By the North American reporter Anthony Zurcher

Donald Trump previously said he would challenge the results. If his efforts are unsuccessful, the pressure on him to publicly admit defeat will increase. But does he have to?

A lost candidate’s concession call to the winner is a respected tradition in American politics. However, it is by no means mandatory.

For example, Democratic governor’s candidate Stacey Abrams alleged electoral fraud and intimidation in 2018 and never admitted Brian Kemp, her Republican opponent.

However, that has never happened in a modern presidential race. But, like in Georgia, as long as the election results are legally processed and certified, the machinery of government will continue to operate no matter what Mr Trump may do.

While Mr. Trump doesn’t have to admit or even look good and attend Mr. Biden’s inauguration, he does have some legal obligations. He must authorize his administration to make the logistical preparations for the takeover of Biden’s team. According to Trump officials, the president has already done this.

Donald Trump rose to the presidency as an unconventional candidate without fear of breaking long-established norms and traditions. If he so wishes, he can also leave the office this way.

What will Kamala Harris do in the transition?

Kamala Harris, the first woman to serve as vice president, will appoint her staff and learn more about the job from the previous administration.

The vice president works in the White House in the west wing, but they don’t live there. It is traditional for them to live on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory, which is in the northwest of the city, about a 10-minute drive from the White House.

Her husband Doug Emhoff is a lawyer who works in the entertainment industry.

Image rightsGetty Images

He has two children from his first marriage – Cole and Ella – who Ms. Harris says she affectionately refer to as “Momala”.

What is it like to move into the White House?

Better today than in 1800, when the first presidential couple, John and Abigail Adams, moved in – the building was unfinished.

Nowadays it is expected that a new president and family will have to replace decor or furniture due to wear and tear, so Congress allocates money to do so.

There are 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms in the residence alone.

First lady Melania Trump, who had worked in the fashion world, directed several home improvement projects and was responsible for the lavish event of the Christmas decorations unveiling.

Related topics

Comments are closed.