- Sportsbooks have “November 13 or Later” as a -125 favorite of being when the loser of the Presidential Election will concede.
- This year’s election will most likely take longer to be decided because of the increase in mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Earlier this year it took some states’ primary elections a week or more to have the result because of mail-in ballots.
WASHINGTON – This year’s Presidential election may not be decided on the night of the election like it normally has due to the COVID-19 concerns and many questions are surrounding how long it could really take.
As is tradition, the loser of the election makes a concession speech once the winner can clearly be named. But if the winner is not obvious because there are many more ballots to be counted, the country will have to wait.
Legal sports betting sites have posted the odds of what day the loser may concede and the winner will be announced for the 2020 US Presidential Election.
What Day (EST) Will The Loser Concede The 2020 US Election?
- Nov 13 2020 or Later -125
- Nov 4 2020 +175
- Nov 3 2020 +350
- Nov 5 2020 +500
- Nov 6 2020 +600
- Nov 7 2020 +700
- Nov 8 2020 +800
This longer wait will certainly be caused by mail-in ballots which are not new this year but will be significantly increased because of coronavirus pandemic concerns.
Many Americans do not want to wait in lines with a lot of people to vote like is customary for many polling areas this year for valid health and safety issues that could be present
“We have to prepare for the very strong probability that an election unlike any other we’ve ever had might take a little longer to accurately count with integrity,” said David Becker, executive director and founder of the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation & Research, a group in Washington, D.C., that works to improve election administration. “More time being taken to report results is not an indication of a problem.”
It naturally takes more time to count mail-in ballots than in-person electric votes because of the time it takes to open envelopes and verify signatures along with election day postmarked mail to simply come in.
In the primaries earlier this year which also had a surge in mail-in ballots, many states including New York and Kentucky were slow to count the ballots which caused delays for a week or more to get the results of the races.
Election odds such as these are also influenced by what current president Trump decides as well. When asked if he will peacefully concede in the event that he loses, he argued that the mail-in ballots would have to go and then went on to say there wouldn’t be a transfer.
It seems only fitting that in this unprecedented year the election is set to make history on how long it will take to be able to know who the President of the United States will be for the next four years.
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