When will we hear the US Presidential election 2020 results?
When Barrack Obama was elected US president for the first time in 2008, this result was already clear at 5 a.m. – which is the earliest possible time, when a new US president can be announced. In the 2016 US election, from which Donald Trump emerged as US President, it took until almost 8 a.m. for the results of the election in the US to be clear.
The results of the 2020 US election could change some things in US politics. Polls see the Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris in the race for the US presidency, well ahead of the incumbent Donald Trump and his vice-president Mike Pence.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, there are expectations that many people will use postal voting, in order not to expose themselves to the risk of infection at the polling station, the result of the US Presidential election 2020 could be announced much later than usual.
The result of the postal votes could be decisive, especially if the votes that were cast on site do not ensure clear majorities. In many US states, postal votes may not be processed before Election Day – in some states, postal ballot papers that were only sent on Election Day are still considered.
Discussions about the postal vote, which Donald Trump badly talked about months before the election, could also delay the outcome of the US Presidential election 2020. And, ultimately, it cannot be ruled out that it will go to court before there is an official result of the election for the new US president.
The election in 2000, when George W. Bush ran against Al Gore, ended in the Supreme Court, which had to decide how to deal with the very narrow election result in Florida. Then, George W. Bush was ruled in favor, by the Supreme Court.
The results of the US presidential election will show whether there is actually a change in staff in the White House. Whether the results of the 2020 US election will be available on the evening of the election or not until much later, will only be shown by the course of the election.
In a short time from now, the world will know the result of the US Presidential election 2020!