The vice president may be second in line for the most powerful job in the nation, but there isn't necessarily a lot to do besides wait – unless the president wants another adviser.
The 1887 Electoral Count Act spells out the process for Congress to convene and review election results on Jan. 6, and it requires both the House and Senate to uphold any challenges to Biden's win.
Who belongs a heartbeat away from the president?
Mike Pence and Kamala Harris take centre stage this week to show voters who they are without their running mates in the room. This could also be a look-ahead to 2024.
A saucy, perfectly delivered retort by Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen didn't hurt the Bush-Quayle ticket. But it dogged Dan Quayle for the rest of his political career.
This is what matters to Biden: his VP must be able to lead from day one, be a true partner in governance and have great chemistry with him. There's one clear choice who fits the bill.
In general, a candidate's choice for second-in-command doesn't directly swing voters. But it can reveal insights into who the candidate really is and how they might operate once in office.
Vice presidential picks don't have much direct effect on campaigns, but can give voters insight on a candidate's judgment and leadership ability. Early Cabinet selections are likely to be similar.
With two weeks to go to the formal announcement deadline, people are still clueless about the running mates for incumbent President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subiantoro.