Congress Did Not Finish Certifying the Election Results. What Happens Next?
Trevor Potter, a former commissioner and chairman of the Federal Election Commission, said that because of anticipated objections by members of Congress to some of the votes, the process was already expected to bleed into Thursday. In fact, Congress has five days from when the counting started — Wednesday — before the pace must pick up. If the count is not complete by Monday, Congress can no longer take breaks or recess until the electoral votes are certified. “It was designed so someone could not slow-walk this to prevent the conclusion of the Electoral College process,” Mr. Potter said.
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