Republicans controlling the legislatures in states where President Donald Trump’s campaign is challenging election outcomes have yet to move decisively to throw out any fraudulent ballots. They are ready to issue last rites to the president and move on to “save the Senate.”
Time is running out on the campaign’s legal team as they file lawsuits and mount legal challenges to election results as states only have until December 8 to resolve disputes. Legal experts have already written off the campaign’s efforts as futile.
Once the December 8 deadline has passed, each state’s electors have six more days to vote by paper ballot before Congress meets to count those electoral votes on January 6.
Once a candidate has received 270 or more electoral votes, the President of the Senate will officially announce the results on December 14.
The winning candidate will then be officially sworn in as president on Inauguration Day — January 20.
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000 vote lead on Nov. 24, counted out of sight while GOP monitors were ejected.
The Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, confirmed the results on a 3-0 vote with one GOP abstention.
House Speaker Lee Chatfield was among seven Republican legislators who met with the president in the White House last week. He said the president did not ask the state’s Republican lawmakers to “break the law” or “interfere” with the election.
Pennsylvania officials announced Tuesday that they had certified their vote count for Biden, who led Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the state.
A Pennsylvania trial court ruled Friday the 2020 election was likely unconstitutional, and that gives state legislators power to choose electors.
Milwaukee County, one of two Wisconsin counties recounting presidential ballots, completed its task on Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one.
Biden’s lead increased by 132 votes after county election officials recounted over 450,000 votes. Biden led by nearly 20,600 votes.
The deadline to certify the vote is Tuesday. State certification is done by the Democratic chair of the Wisconsin Election Commission, which is bipartisan.
Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed the paperwork that officially grants the state’s 16 electoral votes to Biden. Georgia’s results showed Biden leading Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 million cast.
Nevada’s state Supreme Court certified its election results Tuesday showing Biden leading Trump by almost 343,600 votes.
The deadline for counties in Arizona to verify their election results for the general election is by the end of the day Monday.
Mohave County was the last county to certify their results on Monday just in time for the deadline.
Maricopa County certified their results last Friday with over two million ballots cast in the county according to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
Once all remaining counties in the state certify their results, Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey are expected to make the final certification granting Arizona’s electoral votes to Biden. The state canvass is scheduled to occur on Nov. 30.
Ducey has claimed he will not accept the presidential race election results until after all of the court filings are resolved, and until every vote is counted.