Oh but that is the way we have always done it is a lame story. Sorry to Bust your bubble but Under Federal Law this is the process. Until then President-Elect is just a made up title.
January 6, 2021: Joint Session of Congress to Count Electoral Votes and Declare Election Results Meets On January 6, or another date set by law, the Senate and House of Representatives assemble at 1:00 p.m. in a joint session at the Capitol, in the House chamber, to count the electoral votes and declare the results (3 U.S.C. §15). The Vice President presides as President of the Senate. The Vice President opens the certificates and presents them to four tellers, two from each chamber. The tellers read and make a list of the returns. When the votes have been ascertained and counted, the tellers transmit them to the Vice President. If one of the tickets has received a majority of 270 or more electoral votes, the Vice President announces the results, which “shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons, if any, elected President and Vice President.”
Jay, have you always had difficulty admitting when you or your team loses in a blowout? Seems to be a lot of sour grapes coming from you on this very narrow topic. Come on, you can say it: President-elect Biden! If that's too much of a mouthful, don't worry. He'll soon be sworn in as your President, and then you won't have to worry about that -elect part tripping you up.
If it's just a made-up title, why did Trump immediately begin using it after election night back in 2016? Rules for thee but not for me?
Surely you realize no one cares about the technical process itself, right? Everyone knows that Trump himself has virtually zero knowledge of how these processes work or how the government functions. He was still confusing what "bills" are versus Executive Orders just a few months back. Our state just elected someone who doesn't even know what the 3 branches of government are. I don't think the people of Alabama care very much about the technical processes or details of our system of government.