Michigan board votes to certify election results despite GOP calls to delay
Under the Electoral Count Act, if states resolve legal disputes and certify their election results by Dec. 8, Congress is required to accept the state’s electoral votes. Missing this deadline is unlikely. "The deadlines are all set up to give states plenty of time to determine their results and resolve any conflicts in advance of the ‘safe harbor’ date," said Adav Noti, senior director for trial litigation and chief of staff for the Campaign Legal Center, a voter advocacy organization. If Michigan blows past the "safe harbor" deadline, the results can still be certified in time for Whitmer to appoint the state's presidential electors by Dec. 14, the day the Electoral College convenes.
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