In regular instances, the certification by Congress of electoral votes for president can be, at greatest, a nominal information occasion. However these aren’t regular instances.
On Wednesday, Congress is predicted to finish the ultimate step in making Joe Biden’s election official. However with some Republican lawmakers signaling that they may bow to public strain from President Donald Trump to upend the electoral-college certification — a course of hardly ever infused with drama and described by the Structure as a reasonably routine counting train — television-news is gearing up for occasion protection.
MSNBC will kick off its protection at 9 a.m. ET with Stephanie Ruhle on “MSNBC Reside”; Hallie Jackson will then take over as anchor for two hours of particular protection from Washington, D.C., starting at 10 a.m. ET. At midday ET, protection will likely be taken over by Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell in Washington, D.C., and Katy Tur in New York. Starting at 4 p.m., Nicole Wallace may have updates on “Deadline: White Home.” On broadcast, NBC News plans to chop in with reside protection anchored by Lester Holt with Kasie Hunt, Peter Alexander and Geoff Bennett.
Norah O’Donnell will lead CBS’ reside protection starting round 1 p.m. ET. She’ll be joined by Nancy Cordes, Ben Tracy, Nikole Killion, Main Garrett and Ed O’Keefe in-studio. ABC News additionally plans to chop into programming round 1 p.m. Wednesday with protection anchored by Tom Llamas.
Fox News will current reside protection anchored by Harris Faulkner starting at 1 p.m. ET, with Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum and Chris Wallace. Brit Hume and Katie Pavlich will present evaluation and commentary. Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel will report from Capitol Hill.
Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will lead protection for CNN starting at 9 a.m. ET with particular report “The Presidential Election: Congress Certifies the Vote.” Cooper will then be a part of Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, John King, Abby Phillip and Jake Tapper from midday to 7 p.m. Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins will report reside from the White Home, with Lauren Fox, Phil Mattingly and Manu Raju on the Capitol.