An eventual announcement of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 US Presidential election may be irrelevant to construction workers setting up for Inauguration Day on January 20, 202, a mere 73 days away.
Details are still limited about how the program will look, but many are looking to see how the inauguration day will be organised amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies said the theme for the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies is “Our Determined Democracy: Forging a More Perfect Union.”
According to a spokesperson for the JCCIC … the mindset is to set it all up like normal, and scale down later if coronavirus makes that necessary.
Sections of Lafayette Park and outside of the White House have already been blocked off to the public as part of the National Park Service and the US Secret Service preparing for Inauguration Day.
Construction crews are also in the midst of constructions for both the inauguration platform and stands.
Tickets for the ceremonies are usually requested through various state’s US Senator or Congressional member.
The number of tickets given out is limited, and some offices have instituted “lottery” systems as a means of assigning tickets.
In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans turned out in record numbers to cast their votes, and although results won’t be certified for a few more weeks, Joe Biden is projected by the CNN, AP, CBS News and ARISE News to be the next president of the United States.
Biden victories around the Great Lakes, a region that helped Trump win the presidency in 2016, became a turning point in the 2020 election as Biden pulled ahead in the electoral vote count.