How Long Election Process Could Go on if Donald Trump Demands Recounts

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Strap yourself in folks, this year’s election process could be set to take a very long time…

When Democratic candidate, Joe Biden won the state of Wisconsin by an eyewateringly close percentage, Trump, quite rightfully, made hints at requesting a recount.

Well, we’ve had a look into it for you and, guess what? It would take a ridiculously long time. But first, let’s take a quick look at what’s happened these last twenty-four-hours…

And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.

Other polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.

And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.

It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.  

Trump called a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.

“We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!” Biden said. “But we feel good about where we are. I’m here to tell you tonight we believe we’re on track to win this election.”

It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.

Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.

In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at “4 o’clock in the morning” which he didn’t think should be counted.

He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court. Trump said: “As far as I am concerned, we have already won.”

The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last 72 years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.

Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.

Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.

After rising to prominence following his surprise primary win earlier this year, Cawthorn has defeated Democrat Moe Davis in the state’s eleventh Congressional District, which occupies most of Western North Carolina. Reacting to his victory, Cawthorn tweeted, “Cry more, lib.”

After revealing that he voted for himself, it turns out the rapper actually garnered quite a few supports. Though of course, it’s not enough to see him in the White House.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, both Democrats, criticized President Donald Trump after he claimed victory (early) in the 2020 presidential race even though they have not been officially called yet. And given the circumstances, it could be much longer until the final result is in.

The presidential candidate has now reportedly received more votes than either candidate did back in 2016.

Donald Trump continues election night rant on Twitter. The president continued where he left off, writing: “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!”

Making his stance on the matter very clear.

“We believe we are in a clear path to victory by this afternoon, we expect that the vice president will have leads in states that put him over 270 electoral votes today. The vice president will garner more votes than any presidential candidate in history, and we’re still counting. He has won over 50% of the popular vote. We are on track to win in Michigan by more than Donald Trump did in 2016. To win in Wisconsin by more than Trump did in 2016. To win in Pennsylvania by more than Trump did in 2016. And we flipped one of his states, Arizona.”

Good, because next in the timeline is the repercussions a potential recount could have on the entire election process.  

Joe Biden led President Trump by a slim margin – less than 1% – meaning that Trump was well within his right to force a recount.

Before insisting that this was merely another attempt by the Democrats to “steal the election.”

But what exactly happens if there is a recount? Well, it varies by state. In Wisconsin, the request must be made by 5:00 p.m on the first business day following the vote, which the Trump administration has adhered to, and the recount must be completed within thirteen days. Yes, thirteen days.

While in Nevada, a candidate can request a recount for any reason, regardless of the margin of votes that separates them.

A recount is automatically triggered if the margin separating candidates is .5% or less. A candidate cannot formally request a recount but can appeal the outcome.

A recount could result in the election result being postponed by days or, in a worst-case scenario, weeks. So, settle down, get comfortable, and make sure your coffee supplies are high – we’re going to be here for a while.