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What happens if there’s no clear result on election night? – Sydney Morning Herald

While either Democrat candidate Joe Biden or US President Donald Trump may triumph on election day, there is a real possibility that it may not offer a swift resolution….

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According to a White House-sourced article by Axios Jonathan Swan, Trump had privately workshopped the scenario in recent weeks even describing plans to walk up to a podium on election night and declare he has won.
In theory, a candidate could claim victory at any time but they still wouldn’t be president until they received the minimum 270 Electoral College votes required under the constitution. (The Electoral College doesn’t formally vote until December 14, although its votes are generally based…

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