The Transition: Sorry, 2020’s political drama will be leaking into 2021

Political Theater, Episode 170

Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrive in the House chamber  on Jan. 6, 2017, for a joint session of Congress to tally Electoral College votes. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrive in the House chamber on Jan. 6, 2017, for a joint session of Congress to tally Electoral College votes. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With the Electoral College certifying Joe Biden’s victory and Senate Republicans acknowledging that fact, is the presidential race finally over? Not a chance!

In this special edition of the Political Theater podcast, Katherine Tully-McManus discusses possible challenges to the congressional counting of electoral votes.

Meanwhile, Jessica Wehrman talks about Biden’s pick for Transportation secretary, a certain former Midwestern mayor whose name rhymes with something-something-edge-edge.

And finally, the president-elect headed down to Georgia on Tuesday — to stump for Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Stephanie Akin talks about their Jan. 5 runoffs against Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, which will determine who controls the Senate in the 117th Congress, and how much of a headache that will be for a Biden administration’s agenda. No pressure!