New US president can be known only on January 20
The results of Tuesday’s presidential election in the United States may take some time and may be challenged, dragging, in an extreme case, a decision until January 20, when a new President has to take office, even if only temporarily.
In the midst of a pandemic, with the President threatening to challenge the results, with tens of millions of people voting in advance (by mail and in person) and polls predicting slight differences in advantage in some states, no analyst risks saying when it will be known who will be the next president of the United States.
On the other hand, in the United States there is no national electoral law: each state has its own rules and defines its own schedules, either to accept postal and / or early votes, or to define the times for counting them or to establish forms of voting. resolve dispute cases.
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