First off, as a public service, here are some key election certification dates according to this page:
- November 20: Georgia
- November 23: Michigan and Pennsylvania
- November 30: Arizona
- December 1: Nevada and Wisconsin
On these dates, the election result of the state is declared official. The Electoral College votes on December 14.
I bring this up in case there are more shenanigans about not certifying elections, as in Wayne County, Michigan, last night. The Republican holdouts eventually relented and the county results were certified. I take it yesterday was a county deadline for certification.
I don’t know that the fact of certification will discourage Trump and Giuliani from their doomed quest to flip the election. For a good laugh, do see Here’s what happened when Rudolph Giuliani made his first appearance in federal court in nearly three decades.
See also Charles Pierce, 40 Years of Republican Politics Came to a Head at the Wayne County Board of Canvassers and Paul Waldman, We came much closer to an election catastrophe than many realize.