Saturday, November 14, 2020


 For those who are concerned and upset about Trump not conceding the Presidential election, please note:

Joe Biden is not the President –Elect.  That only will occur after all the States have Certified their votes. 

There isn’t any need to rush.  The process has been thoughtfully established so that the Presidential election is a true and fair one, as best as can be established.

.Al Gore did not concede to GW Bush until Dec  13th and the Country survived.

There are significant enough anomalies in voting tabulations and procedures in various key contested and significant States that have caused great concern in approximately 70 Million Americans.  Enough concern, that legal steps need to be, and are being taken to attempt to verify the results, so that we citizens can not only have confidence in this particular election, but future ones as well.

As of November 12, 2020:

  • Election result certification dates had passed in seven states
  • Election result certification dates had not passed in 43 states

Here’s the Presidential Election timelime:

December 14, 2020:ElectorsVotein Their States

December 23, 2020:Certificates Must Be Deliveredto the Designated Officials

Failure to Deliver Certificates by December 23

If the certificates from any state have not been deliveredby December 23, 2020, the President of the Senate, or in their absence the Archivist, isrequired to request the secretary of state or equivalent officerin that state to send one of the copies they holdto the President of the Senate by registered mail(3 U.S.C. §12, 13). TheCode also directs themto send a messenger to the judge of the U.S. district court in the state directing thejudge to transmit the certificatethey hold by hand the seat of government.”

January 6, 2021: Joint Session of Congress to Count Electoral Votes and Declare Election ResultsMeets

Joint Session Challenges to Electoral Vote Returns

While the tellers announce the results,Members may object to the returns from any individual state as they are announced. Objections to individual state returns must be made in writing by at least one Member each of the Senate and House of Representatives. If an objection meets these requirements, the joint session recesses and the two houses separate and debatethe question in their respective chambers fora maximum oftwo hours. The two houses then vote separately to accept or reject the objection. They then reassemble in joint session, and announce the results of their respectivevotes. An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.

January 20, 2021: Presidential Inauguration

Legislative Proposals to Extend the Post-Election Electoral College Timeline

Concern hasbeen expressed by some that contestedor delayed state popular vote results in the 2020 presidential election might prolong counting and ascertainment of results and encroach on the electoral college timeline.Two bills introduced in the116thCongress would extend the time available for this process.S. 4517, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio, would be effective for the 2020-2021 election. Itwould change the Safe Harbor date to January 1, 2021,and the date on which electors vote to January 2.H.R. 8492, introduced by Representative David E. Price,would change the Safe Harbor date and also reschedule the electoral college meetings to the first day after January 1. It would also expedite delivery of certificates of theelectoral vote and reschedule the joint session of Congress to count electoral votes to the second day after a revised deadline for election certificate delivery to the Vice President or the Archivist

 Now relax, take a deep breath.  Everything will be ok.


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