When will President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration be held?
The day will mark the beginning of Biden's four-year term as the POTUS, while Kamala Harris will become the country's first Black and Indian woman VP
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has unseated incumbent President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States of America. The Democrat was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential elections after multiple major news outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN and NBC showed him winning the state of Pennsylvania and attaining the required 270 Electoral College votes to clinch the presidential polls.
Biden, after his victory, released a statement, saying: "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris. In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation. It's time for America to unite. And to heal."
When is Biden's inauguration date?
With a clear winner in sight, the former vice president will assume the presidency on January 20, 2021, which is scheduled to be his Inauguration Day. The day will mark the beginning of Biden's four-year terms as the President of the United States, while Senator Kamala Harris, 56, will officially be recognized as the country's first Black and Indian woman Vice President. On Inauguration Day, both Biden and Harris will be sworn into office and declared the two top leaders of the country. Biden, on his inauguration, will be the oldest president in American history at the age of 77.
Although considering President Donald Trump's recent statement over Biden's win, the process may not be that smooth sailing and President-elect Biden could face some hurdles his way. Trump, responding to Biden's election win, in a statement, said that the election was "far from over." The Republican, who doesn't appear in a mood to concede, issued a statement, saying: "We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don't want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over."
Vote recount suspected
Trump, ever since Election Day on November 3, Tuesday, had threatened to move the Supreme Court to stop the count of votes, particularly mail-in votes. His campaign has already filed lawsuits in three states over their election results and the incumbent has consistently repeated unsubstantiated claims of fraudulent mail-in ballots in this election. The cases could be heard by a higher court and potentially move to the Supreme Court. States, from November 10, will begin to verify their vote tallies and after that recounts could be suggested by the Trump campaign. According to law, the disputes over recount and other election linked issues have to be settled by December 8. The Electoral College will then formally meet on December 14 and vote for the US President and Vice President.
Biden, during this year's election, won back the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania famously called the Blue Wall that delivered Trump's presidency in 2016. The President-elect reportedly reaped four million more votes than Trump across the nation as of Saturday morning.