Biden won, but technically the election's not over: What to expect until Inauguration Day

Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY

By the end of the day Monday all 50 states will have cast their electoral votes, finding President-elect Joe Biden the winner and affirming President Donald Trump's defeat.

As Electoral College electors continue to cast their votes, any further attempts by Trump to overturn election results grow even more unlikely.

"With each day that passes, particularly once the safe harbor deadline has passed, the possibility of changing the result becomes more and more remote," said Rebecca Green, director of William and Mary School of Law's election law program. "Without credible evidence to support the idea that there's a problem, it just becomes less and less likely that anyone is going to disrupt the schedule as it unfolds in state statutes and federal law."

Despite Trump having yet to concede the election and continuing to pursue legal action, the timeline for state electors to meet and send in their votes will remain the same, as established by the Constitution.

After Monday, Trump could try again to challenge the election results on Jan. 6, when Congress counts and certifies the electoral votes. Many Republicans, who have refused to acknowledge Biden’s win, have indicated that the final decision comes after Congress votes.

Important dates to remember

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