Congress will formally count electoral votes for president on Jan. 6. Here’s what you need to know.

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2021
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The 2020 presidential election cycle is almost over. After the voting, the counting, the legal challenges, and the casting of the electoral college votes in December, a joint session of Congress will formally count the electoral votes for president at 1 p.m. on Jan. 6. The final margin — 306 for Joe Biden and 232 for Donald Trump — is already known.

Normally, it would be a day of pomp and ceremony. But this year, continuing efforts by Trump and his supporters to overturn the election result will make the...

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