“It’s hard to see anything beyond tomorrow,” a senior administration official said Tuesday, adding that already everyone, including Trump, views efforts by dozens of Republicans in Congress to stop or delay the tabulation as “uphill.”

Yet people close to Trump also say he still may not relent after this final step in the election process, given that his determination to overturn the results has only intensified despite its having failed multiple times — including state certifications and the Electoral College meeting last month — and scores of legal defeats.

“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” one of Trump’s allies said. “He’s lost re-election. So for somebody who has no sense of shame, there’s no downside to him letting all the crazy out.”…

“He won’t stop,” a Republican with ties to the White House said, suggesting Trump will continue to press his grievances beyond Wednesday’s process in Congress. “He’s embarrassed.”