Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET
It may come and go without much fanfare, but on Tuesday, the U.S. will pass a key deadline cementing President-elect Joe Biden's victory as the 46th president.
The day, Dec. 8, is known as the "safe harbor" deadline for states to certify their results, compelling Congress to accept those results.
Most Americans see Election Day as the end of the long political season aimed at choosing new federal leadership, but it's really only the beginning.