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Potential for election to be contested

Posted at 6:31 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 12:36:14-04

We are seeing record early voting numbers but that doesn't mean we'll know the election results right away.

Lawyers say it could take time to count all the mail in ballots.

And recounts could be needed in states where the results are close.

But close calls could also lead to more lawsuits over counting procedures.

Each state's elector will cast their vote on Dec. 14, then Congress meets on Jan. 6 to count those votes and name the winner.

If no candidate has a majority of the electoral votes or the election is still undecided, it's possible that the House Of Representatives could be forced to decide.

The Supreme Court could also have to get involved if recounts are needed, which happened in Florida back in 2000.