And with millions more people casting ballots through the mail thanks to the covid-19 pandemic -- along with many states waiting to begin counting those ballots until the polls close -- the process could stretch well past Election Day. The length of time it takes for a winner to be declared in the presidential election will depend heavily on how close the election is. In modern presidential politics, a winner is usually -- but not always -- called on election night. Michigan is debating changing its laws on counting mail-in ballots. Because more mail-in votes are likely to be coming from Democrats, the GOP lawyers are likely to be in the position of challenging the legitimacy of mail-in ballots.
Source: CNN September 15, 2020 23:59 UTC