The counting of the Electoral College votes by Congress is usually a fairly brief and dry affair that results in the formal declaration of the winner of the presidential election. This year, though, the process is expected to take hours longer.
During the count on Wednesday, the last step in the election process before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20, a number of House and Senate Republicans intend to object to the outcome of the election in some battleground states. Should there be a Senator and a House member who object to a state's count, the Senate and House would meet separately to debate the objection and vote on whether to count the state's votes. None of the objections are expected to find majority support.
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